Benacerraf

/ (ˌbɛnəˈsɛrɑːf) /

noun

Baruj . 1920–2011, Venezuelan-born US immunologist: shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine (1980) for his work on histocompatibility antigens

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Benacerraf
[ bĕn-ăsər-əf ]
Baruj Born 1920

Venezuelan-born American immunologist. He shared a 1980 Nobel Prize for discoveries concerning cell structure that enhanced understanding of the immunological system, resulting in higher success rates in organ transplantation.
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