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Sanger

[ sang-er ]
/ ˈsæŋ ər /
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noun
Frederick, 1918–2013, English biochemist: Nobel Prize in chemistry 1958.
Margaret Hig·gins [hig-inz], /ˈhɪg ɪnz/, 1883–1966, U.S. nurse and author: leader of birth-control movement.
a town in central California.
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British Dictionary definitions for Sanger (1 of 2)

sanger
/ (ˈsæŋə) /

noun
Australian slang a sandwichAlso called: sango

British Dictionary definitions for Sanger (2 of 2)

Sanger
/ (ˈsæŋə) /

noun
Frederick. born 1918, English biochemist, who determined the molecular structure of insulin: awarded two Nobel prizes for chemistry (1958; 1980)
Margaret (Higgins). 1883–1966, US leader of the birth-control movement
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Scientific definitions for Sanger

Sanger
[ săngər ]
Frederick Born 1918

British biochemist who determined the order of amino acids in the insulin molecule, thereby making it possible to manufacture synthetic insulin. For this work, he received the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1958. In 1980 Sanger received another Nobel Prize for chemistry (jointly with American molecular biologists Paul Berg and Walter Gilbert) for his development of methods for mapping the structure and function of DNA.
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