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Haldane

[ hawl-deyn ]
/ ˈhɔl deɪn /
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John Bur·don San·der·son [bur-dn -san-der-suhn], /ˈbɜr dn ˈsæn dər sən/, 1892–1964, English biochemist, geneticist, and writer.
his father, John Scott, 1860–1936, Scottish physiologist and writer.
Richard Burdon Viscount Haldane of Cloan, 1856–1928, Scottish jurist, statesman, and writer (brother of John Scott).

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British Dictionary definitions for Haldane

Haldane
/ (ˈhɔːldeɪn) /

noun

J (ohn) B (urdon) S (anderson) 1892–1964, Scottish biochemist, geneticist, and writer on science
his father, John Scott. 1860–1936, Scottish physiologist, noted particularly for his research into industrial diseases
his brother, Richard Burdon, 1st Viscount Haldane of Cloan. 1856–1928, British statesman and jurist. As secretary of state for war (1905–12) he reorganized the army and set up the territorial reserve
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Medical definitions for Haldane

Haldane
[ hôldān′, -dən ]

Family of Scottish intellectuals and scientists, including John Scott Haldane (1860-1936), a physiologist noted for his studies of the exchange of gases during respiration; and his son John Burdon Sanderson Haldane (1892-1964), a geneticist.
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