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[rous, roos]
  1. (Francis) Peyton,1879–1970, U.S. pathologist: Nobel Prize in medicine 1966.
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Historical Examples

  • Come and warm yerself Mrs. Rous, you're lookin' as white as the snow, you are.

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  • Panshanger was full to the brim of vice and agreeableness, foreigners and rous.

  • McLean, hung for treason, is particularly intimate with Rous.

  • Richardson came to terms with this Rous, whom he employed as a spy.

  • The rous of those days preferred to have their petites maisons in the faubourgs, or in the country—altogether outside the city.

rous in Medicine


(rous)Francis Peyton 1879-1970
  1. American pathologist. He shared a 1966 Nobel Prize for his discovery of tumor-producing viruses.
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