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[kawrn-ferth, -fawrth, -fohrth]
  1. Sir John War·cup [wawr-kuhp] /ˈwɔr kʌp/, 1917–2013, British chemist, born in Australia: Nobel Prize 1975.
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Historical Examples of cornforth

  • I was some weeks in Colorado (I bought a ranch there for my sons) and drank Mr. Cornforth's tea all the time.

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  • Mr. Cornforth sells much of it in Denver, and many, his manager told me, drink it pure.

British Dictionary definitions for cornforth


  1. Sir John Warcup. born 1917, Australian chemist, who shared the 1975 Nobel prize for chemistry with Vladimir Prelog for their work on stereochemistry
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cornforth in Medicine


(kôrnfərth, -fôrth′)John Warcup Born 1917
  1. Australian-born British chemist. He shared a 1975 Nobel Prize for research on the structure of biological molecules.
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