Dictionary.com

Hodgkin

[ hodj-kin ]
/ ˈhɒddʒ kɪn /
Save This Word!

noun
Sir Alan Lloyd, 1914–1998, English biophysicist: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1963.
his cousin, Dorothy Mary Crow·foot [kroh-foot], /ˈkroʊˌfʊt/, 1910–94, English chemist: Nobel Prize 1964.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Hodgkin in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for Hodgkin

Hodgkin
/ (ˈhɒdʒkɪn) /

noun
Sir Alan Lloyd. 1914–98, English physiologist. With A. F. Huxley, he explained the conduction of nervous impulses in terms of the physical and chemical changes involved: shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine (1963)
Dorothy Crowfoot. 1910–94, English chemist and crystallographer, who determined the three-dimensional structure of insulin: Nobel prize for chemistry (1964)
Sir Howard. born 1932, British painter, noted for his brightly coloured semi-abstract works
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for Hodgkin

Hodgkin
[ hŏjkĭn ]
Dorothy Mary Crowfoot 1910-1994

British chemist who used x-ray techniques to determine the structure of several complex molecules, including penicillin (1942-45) and vitamin B12 (1948-56). For this work she received the 1964 Nobel Prize for chemistry. She later used more advanced computing methods to analyze the structure of insulin.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
FEEDBACK