Waksman

[ waks-muh n ]
/ ˈwæks mən /

noun

Sel·man Abraham [sel-muh n] /ˈsɛl mən/, 1888–1973, U.S. microbiologist: Nobel Prize in medicine 1952.
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British Dictionary definitions for waksman

Waksman

/ (ˈwæksmən) /

noun

Selman Abraham. 1888–1973, US microbiologist, born in Russia. He discovered streptomycin: Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1952
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Medicine definitions for waksman

Waksman

[ wăksmən ]
Selman Abraham 1888-1973

Russian-born American microbiologist. He won a 1952 Nobel Prize for discovering the antibiotic streptomycin.
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Science definitions for waksman

Waksman

[ wăksmən ]
Selman Abraham 1888-1973

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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