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Tatum

[ tey-tuhm ]
/ ˈteɪ təm /
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noun

Art, 1910–56, U.S. jazz pianist.
Edward Law·rie [lawr-ee], /ˈlɔr i/, 1909–75, U.S. biochemist: Nobel Prize in medicine 1958.

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British Dictionary definitions for Tatum

Tatum
/ (ˈteɪtəm) /

noun

Art, full name Arthur Tatum. 1910–56, US jazz pianist
Edward Lawrie. 1909–75, US biochemist, who showed how genes regulate biochemical processes in an organism and demonstrated that bacteria reproduce sexually; Nobel prize for physiology or medicine (1958) with Beadle and Lederberg
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Medical definitions for Tatum

Tatum
[ tātəm ]
Edward Lawrie 1909-1975

American biochemist. Through his genetic research with bacteria, he showed how genes transmit hereditary characteristics and shared a 1958 Nobel Prize for his discoveries.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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