Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

Blackwell

[blak-wuh l, -wel]
See more synonyms for Blackwell on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. Antoinette Louisa (Brown),1825–1921, U.S. clergywoman, abolitionist, and women's-rights activist.
  2. Elizabeth,1821–1910, U.S. physician, born in England: first woman physician in the U.S.
  3. Henry Brown,1825?–1909, U.S. editor, abolitionist, and suffragist, born in England (husband of Lucy Stone).
Show More
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for blackwell

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples


blackwell in Medicine

Blackwell

(blăkwĕl′, -wəl)Elizabeth 1821-1910
  1. British-born American physician who was the first woman to be awarded a medical doctorate in modern times (1849). In 1853 she founded an infirmary for women and children in New York City that her sister Emily Blackwell (1826-1910), also a physician, directed (1869-1910) and built into an accredited medical school.
Show More
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

blackwell in Science

Blackwell

[blăckwĕl′]
  1. British-born American physician who was the first woman doctor in the United States. In 1851 she founded an infirmary for women and children in New York City that her sister Emily Blackwell (1826-1910), also a physician, directed. Emily Blackwell was the first woman doctor to perform major surgeries on a regular basis.
Show More
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.