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Idioms about best

Origin of best

First recorded before 900; Middle English beste, Old English betst, best; cognate with Dutch best, Old High German bezzist (German best ), Old Norse bezt, Gothic batists. See better1, -est1

Other definitions for best (2 of 2)

Best
[ best ]
/ bɛst /

noun
Charles Herbert, 1899–1978, Canadian physiologist, born in the U.S.: one of the discoverers of insulin.
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British Dictionary definitions for best (1 of 2)

Word Origin for best

Old English betst; related to Gothic batista, Old High German bezzist

British Dictionary definitions for best (2 of 2)

Best
/ (bɛst) /

noun
Charles Herbert . 1899–1978, Canadian physiologist: associated with Banting and Macleod in their discovery of insulin in 1922
George . 1946–2005, Northern Ireland footballer
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Medical definitions for best

Best
[ bĕst ]
Charles Herbert 1899-1978

American-born Canadian physiologist noted for the discovery and successful clinical application of insulin.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for best

Best
[ bĕst ]
Charles Herbert 1899-1978

American-born Canadian physiologist who assisted Frederick Banting in the discovery of the hormone insulin. In acknowledgment of his work, Banting shared his portion of the 1923 Nobel Prize with Best. In addition to further refining the use of insulin, Best later discovered the vitamin choline and the enzyme histaminase, which breaks down histamine.
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