[ muhl-er; German my-luh r ]
/ ˈmʌl ər; German ˈmü lər /
Frie·drich Max [free-drik maks; German free-drikh mahks] /ˈfri drɪk mæks; German ˈfri drɪx mɑks/,1823–1900, English Sanskrit scholar and philologist born in Germany.
Jo·hann [yoh-hahn] /ˈyoʊ hɑn/, Regiomontanus,1436–76, German mathematician and astronomer.
Jo·han·nes Pe·ter [yoh-hah-nuh s pey-ter] /yoʊˈhɑ nəs ˈpeɪ tər/,1801–58, German physiologist and comparative anatomist.
Karl Alex,born 1927, Swiss physicist, codiscoverer of superconductivity: Nobel prize 1987.
Wil·helm [vil-helm] /ˈvɪl hɛlm/,1794–1827, German poet.
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British Dictionary definitions for müller (1 of 3)
/ (German ˈmylər) /
Friedrich Max (ˈfriːdrɪç maks). 1823–1900, British Sanskrit scholar born in Germany
Johann (joˈhan).See Regiomontanus
Johannes Peter (joˈhanəs ˈpeːtər). 1801–58, German physiologist, anatomist, and experimental psychologist
Paul Hermann (paul ˈhɛrman). 1899–1965, Swiss chemist. He synthesized DDT (1939) and discovered its use as an insecticide: Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1948
British Dictionary definitions for müller (2 of 3)
/ (ˈmʌlə) /
a flat heavy implement of stone or iron used to grind material against a slab of stone
Word Origin for muller
C15: probably from mullen to grind to powder; compare Old English myl dust
British Dictionary definitions for müller (3 of 3)
/ (ˈmʌlə) /
Hermann Joseph. 1890–1967, US geneticist, noted for his work on the transmutation of genes by X-rays: Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1946
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Medical definitions for müller (1 of 2)
Johannes Peter 1801-1858
[ mŭl′ər, myōō′lər, mü′- ]
German physiologist who studied the physiology of the nerves and sense organs and described (1825) the müllerian duct.
Medical definitions for müller (2 of 2)
Hermann Joseph 1890-1967
[ mŭl′ər ]
American geneticist. He won a 1946 Nobel Prize for the study of the hereditary effect of x-rays on genes.
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