[mech-ni-kawf, -kof; Russian myech-nyi-kuh f]
  1. É·lie [French ey-lee] /French eɪˈli/, Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov, 1845–1916, Russian zoologist and bacteriologist in France: Nobel Prize in medicine 1908.
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  1. Élie (eli). 1845–1916, Russian bacteriologist in France. He formulated the theory of phagocytosis and shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1908
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[mĕchnĭ-kôf′]Elie 1845-1916
  1. Russian zoologist. He shared a 1908 Nobel Prize for the discovery of phagocytes and their role in the immune system.
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