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(bûrkĭt)Denis Parsons 1911-1993
  1. British surgeon who first described the cancer now known as Burkitt's lymphoma. He is also noted for his work in Africa in geographical pathology.
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Historical Examples

  • Burkitt obeyed Lee as he always did, silently and unquestioningly.

    Judith of Blue Lake Ranch

    Jackson Gregory

  • Bud Lee, from the mountain-top where he and Burkitt had taken Hampton, saw it.

  • He moved on toward the corral; Burkitt turned and came with him.

  • Judith and Lee and Burkitt came to them as they were falling again.

  • He and Burkitt sat and smoked and so passed the remaining hours of a long night.