[ ber-net, bur-nit ]
/ bərˈnɛt, ˈbɜr nɪt /
Sir (Frank) Mac·far·lane [muh k-fahr-luh n] /məkˈfɑr lən/,1899–1985, Australian physician: Nobel Prize in Physiology 1960.
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British Dictionary definitions for macfarlane burnet (1 of 2)
/ (ˈbɜːnɪt) /
a plant of the rosaceous genus Sanguisorba (or Poterium), such as S. minor (or P. sanguisorba) (salad burnet), which has purple-tinged green flowers and leaves that are sometimes used for salads
burnet rose or Scotch rose a very prickly Eurasian rose, Rosa pimpinellifolia, with white flowers and purplish-black fruits
burnet saxifrage a Eurasian umbelliferous plant of the genus Pimpinella, having umbrella-like clusters of white or pink flowers
a moth of the genus Zygaena, having red-spotted dark green wings and antennae with enlarged tips: family Zygaenidae
Word Origin for burnet
C14: from Old French burnete, variant of brunete dark brown (see brunette); so called from the colour of the flowers of some of the plants
British Dictionary definitions for macfarlane burnet (2 of 2)
/ (bəˈnɛt, ˈbɜːnɪt) /
Gilbert . 1643–1715, Scottish bishop and historian, who played a prominent role in the Glorious Revolution (1688–89); author of The History of My Own Times (2 vols: 1724 and 1734)
Sir (Frank) Macfarlane (məkˈfɑːlən). 1899–1985, Australian physician and virologist, who shared a Nobel prize for physiology or medicine in 1960 with P. B. Medawar for their work in immunology
Thomas . 1635–1715, English theologian who tried to reconcile science and religion in his Sacred theory of the Earth (1680–89)
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Medical definitions for macfarlane burnet
Sir (Frank) Macfarlane 1899-1985
[ bər-nĕt′, bûr′nĭt ]
Australian virologist. He shared a 1960 Nobel Prize for his work on acquired immunological tolerance.
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