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  1. Charles Bren·ton [bren-tn] /ˈbrɛn tn/, 1901–97, U.S. surgeon and medical researcher, born in Canada: Nobel Prize 1966.
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Historical Examples of huggins

  • The mission families, Hopkins and Huggins, were invited to be present.

    Old Rail Fence Corners


  • The Hopkins' and Huggins' had the mission station there then.

  • Huggins has found that the spectrum of this nebula is not gaseous.

    Aether and Gravitation

    William George Hooper

  • Huggins, like Hugh, appears to have the same root as Hugin, viz.

  • “His principal, Allen, addressed him as Huggins,” replied the first lieutenant.

    Hunting the Skipper

    George Manville Fenn

British Dictionary definitions for huggins


  1. Sir William. 1824–1910, British astronomer. He pioneered the use of spectroscopy in astronomy and discovered the red shift in the lines of a stellar spectrum
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huggins in Medicine


(hŭgĭnz)Charles Brenton 1901-1997
  1. Canadian-born American surgeon. He shared a 1966 Nobel Prize for research in hormone treatment for cancer of the prostate.
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