[ waks-muhn ]
/ ˈwæks mən /
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Sel·man Abraham [sel-muhn], /ˈsɛl mən/, 1888–1973, U.S. microbiologist: Nobel Prize in medicine 1952.
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British Dictionary definitions for Waksman
/ (ˈwæksmən) /
Selman Abraham. 1888–1973, US microbiologist, born in Russia. He discovered streptomycin: Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1952
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Scientific definitions for Waksman
Selman Abraham 1888-1973
[ wăks′mən ]
Ukrainian-born American microbiologist who pioneered the development of antibiotics. His discoveries included streptomycin (1944), the first drug effective against tuberculosis. He received the Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine in 1952.
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