[ luh-lwahr; Spanish le-lwahr ]
/ ləˈlwɑr; Spanish lɛˈlwɑr /


Luis Fe·de·ri·co [lwees fe-th e-ree-kaw] /lwis ˌfɛ ðɛˈri kɔ/, 1906–1987, Argentine biochemist, born in France: Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1970.
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Medicine definitions for leloir


[ lə-lwär, lĕ- ]
Luis Federico 1906-1987

French-born Argentine biochemist. He won a 1970 Nobel Prize for the discovery of sugar nucleotides and their role in the biosynthesis of carbohydrates.
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