sabin

[ sey-bin ]
/ ˈseɪ bɪn /
|

noun

Physics. a unit of sound absorption, equal to one square foot (929 square centimeters) of a perfectly absorptive surface.

Nearby words

  1. saber-toothed,
  2. saber-toothed tiger,
  3. sabermetrics,
  4. sabia virus,
  5. sabian,
  6. sabin vaccine,
  7. sabin, albert bruce,
  8. sabina,
  9. sabine,
  10. sabine lake

Origin of sabin

First recorded in 1930–35; named after W. C. Sabine

Sabin

[ sey-bin ]
/ ˈseɪ bɪn /

noun

Albert Bruce,1906–93, U.S. physician, born in Poland: developed Sabin vaccine.
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British Dictionary definitions for sabin

sabin

/ (ˈsæbɪn, ˈseɪ-) /

noun

physics a unit of acoustic absorption equal to the absorption resulting from one square foot of a perfectly absorbing surface

Word Origin for sabin

C20: introduced by Wallace C. Sabine (1868–1919), US physicist

Sabin

/ (ˈseɪbɪn) /

noun

Albert Bruce. 1906–93, US microbiologist, born in Poland. He developed the Sabin vaccine (1955), taken orally to immunize against poliomyelitis
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Word Origin and History for sabin

Sabin

in reference to polio vaccine, 1955, from name of Russian-born U.S. microbiologist Albert B. Sabin (1906-1993).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for sabin

Sabin

[ sābĭn ]
Albert Bruce 1906-1993

American microbiologist and physician who developed a live-virus vaccine against polio (1957), replacing the killed-virus vaccine invented by Jonas Salk.

Sabin

Florence Rena 1871-1953

American pioneer anatomist noted for her investigations of the lymphatic system. She was the first woman elected to the National Academy of Sciences (1925).

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Science definitions for sabin

sabin

[ sābĭn ]

A unit of acoustic absorption such that one square meter of material of one sabin absorbs 100 percent of the sound energy that strikes it.

Sabin

Albert Bruce 1906-1993

American microbiologist and physician who developed a vaccine against polio that contained an active form of the polio virus (1957). This replaced a less effective vaccine, invented by Jonas Salk, that contained an inactivated form of the virus.
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