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[muh k-lar-uh n, muh-klar-]
  1. I·an [ee-uh n, ahy-uh n] /ˈi ən, ˈaɪ ən/. Watson, John.
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[wot-suh n]
  1. James Dewey,born 1928, U.S. biologist: Nobel Prize in medicine 1962.
  2. JohnIan Maclaren, 1850–1907, Scottish clergyman and novelist.
  3. John Broa·dus [braw-duh s] /ˈbrɔ dəs/, 1878–1958, U.S. psychologist.
  4. John Christian,1867–1941, Australian statesman, born in Chile: prime minister 1904.
  5. Thomas Augustus,1854–1934, U.S. electrical experimenter, associated with Alexander Graham Bell.
  6. Thomas John,1874–1956, U.S. industrialist.
  7. Thomas Stur·ges [stur-jis] /ˈstɜr dʒɪs/, Tom, born 1949, U.S. golfer.
  8. Sir William,1858–1935, English poet.
  9. a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for ian maclaren


  1. James Dewey. born 1928, US biologist, whose contribution to the discovery of the helical structure of DNA won him a Nobel prize for Physiology or Medicine shared with Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins in 1962
  2. John B (roadus). 1878–1958, US psychologist; a leading exponent of behaviourism
  3. John Christian. 1867–1941, Australian statesman, born in Chile: prime minister of Australia (1904)
  4. Russell. born 1973, British tenor; his albums include The Voice (2001) and Encore (2002)
  5. Tom, full name Thomas Sturges Watson. born 1949, US golfer, won eight major titles: the US Masters (1977, 1981), the US Open (1982), and the British Open (1975, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1983)
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ian maclaren in Medicine


(wŏtsən)James Dewey Born 1928
  1. American biologist who with Francis Crick proposed a spiral model, the double helix, for the molecular structure of DNA. He shared a 1962 Nobel Prize for advances in the study of genetics.
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ian maclaren in Science


See Note at Rosalind Franklin.
  1. American biologist who, working with Francis Crick, identified the structure of DNA in 1953. By analyzing the patterns cast by x-rays striking DNA molecules, they discovered that DNA has the structure of a double helix, two spirals linked together by bases in ladderlike rungs. For this work Watson and Crick shared with Maurice Wilkins the 1962 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine.
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