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Hodgkin

[hodj-kin]
noun
  1. Sir Alan Lloyd,1914–1998, English biophysicist: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1963.
  2. his cousinDorothy Mary Crow·foot [kroh-foo t] /ˈkroʊˌfʊt/, 1910–94, English chemist: Nobel Prize 1964.
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  • When you were a widow, and Baby and the pony were orphans, you and Mrs. Hodgkin would be sorry.

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    Alan Alexander Milne

  • Mr. Hodgkin, in his fourth volume, has told it in a style which is beyond all praise.

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    Arthur H. Norway

  • Dr. Hodgkin's "Tribune instead of Prefect" seems scarcely admissible grammatically.

  • Mr. Hodgkin, of Eridge, some time ago had a female Manx cat sent to him.

  • Mr. Hodgkin appears to think that in this direction lies the main danger which threatens the British Empire.


British Dictionary definitions for hodgkin

Hodgkin

noun
  1. 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)
  2. Dorothy Crowfoot. 1910–94, English chemist and crystallographer, who determined the three-dimensional structure of insulin: Nobel prize for chemistry (1964)
  3. Sir Howard. born 1932, British painter, noted for his brightly coloured semi-abstract works
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hodgkin in Medicine

Hodgkin

(hŏjkĭn)Sir Alan Lloyd 1914-1998
  1. British physiologist. He shared a 1963 Nobel Prize for research on the action of nerve impulses.
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Hodgkin

Dorothy Mary Crowfoot 1910-1994
  1. Egyptian-born British chemist. She won a 1964 Nobel Prize for determining the structure of compounds needed to combat pernicious anemia.
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Hodgkin

Thomas 1798-1866
  1. British physician who developed criteria for classifying the malignancy of a cancer. He was the first to describe (1832) Hodgkin's disease.
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hodgkin in Science

Hodgkin

[hŏjkĭn]
  1. 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.
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