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Davy

[ dey-vee ]
/ ˈdeɪ vi /
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noun
Sir Humphry, 1778–1829, English chemist.
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British Dictionary definitions for Davy

Davy
/ (ˈdeɪvɪ) /

noun
Sir Humphry. 1778–1829, English chemist who isolated sodium, magnesium, chlorine, and other elements and suggested the electrical nature of chemical combination. He invented the Davy lampSee Davy lamp
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Scientific definitions for Davy

Davy
[ dāvē ]
Sir Humphry 1778-1829

British chemist who was a pioneer of electrochemistry. By means of electrolysis Davy isolated several elements, including sodium and potassium (1807), and barium, boron, calcium, and magnesium (1808). He also proved that diamonds are a form of carbon.
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