Pincus

noun

Gregory Goodwin. 1903–67, US physiologist, whose work on steroid hormones led to the development of the first contraceptive pill

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  • Rose was seventeen, and boarded with her mother in the Pincus family.

  • Pincus Levin shuffled his feet uneasily, but made no attempt to depart.

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  • Pincus Levin nodded and shuffled off toward the back stairs, while Abe turned and gazed after him.

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  • Abe looked helplessly at Morris and turned to Pincus Levin, who commenced to tremble violently.

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  • Abe and Morris followed Pincus and the head cutter as they supported the half-conscious Harkavy into the firm's office.

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pincus in Medicine

Pincus

[pĭngkəs, pĭn-]Gregory Goodwin 1903-1967

American physiologist. Through his studies of natural hormones that inhibit ovulation in mammals, he developed the first effective oral contraceptive, which was first tested in 1954.
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