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[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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Russian Mechnikov.
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Historical Examples of metchnikoff

  • Who is Metchnikoff, and what is the name of his strange book?

    Imaginary Interviews

    W. D. Howells

  • Metchnikoff did so most willingly until he was able to send them off to Messina.

  • This time, Metchnikoff undertook the study of Sponges and Echinodermata.

  • Metchnikoff often said that no man had left a deeper impression on his life.

  • When he returned home, Metchnikoff immediately resumed his work.

British Dictionary definitions for metchnikoff


  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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metchnikoff in Medicine


(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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