Luria

[ loo r-ee-uh ]
/ ˈlʊər i ə /

noun

Salvador Edward,1912–91, U.S. biologist, born in Italy: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1969.

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British Dictionary definitions for luria

Luria
/ (ˈlʊərɪə) /

noun

Alexander Romanovich. 1902–77, Russian psychologist, a pioneer of modern neuropsychology. His most important work concerns the psychological effects of brain tumours
Isaac (ben Solomon). 1534–72, Jewish mystic living in Egypt and Palestine: noted for his interpretation of the Cabbala
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Medical definitions for luria

Luria
[ lurē-ə ]
Salvador Edward 1912-1991

Italian-born American biologist. He shared a 1969 Nobel Prize for investigating the mechanism of viral infection in living cells.
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Scientific definitions for luria

Luria
[ lurē-ə ]
Salvador Edward 1912-1991

Italian-born American biologist whose research on gene mutation and bacteria increased scientific understanding of the role of DNA in bacterial viruses.
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