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Watson

[ wot-suhn ]
/ ˈwɒt sən /
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British Dictionary definitions for Watson

Watson
/ (ˈwɒtsən) /

noun
James Dewey. born 1928, US biologist, whose contribution to the discovery of the helical structure of DNA won him a Nobel prize for Physiology or Medicine shared with Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins in 1962
John B (roadus). 1878–1958, US psychologist; a leading exponent of behaviourism
John Christian. 1867–1941, Australian statesman, born in Chile: prime minister of Australia (1904)
Russell. born 1973, British tenor; his albums include The Voice (2001) and Encore (2002)
Tom, full name Thomas Sturges Watson. born 1949, US golfer, won eight major titles: the US Masters (1977, 1981), the US Open (1982), and the British Open (1975, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1983)
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Scientific definitions for Watson

Watson
[ wŏtsən ]
James Dewey Born 1928

See Note at Rosalind Franklin.
American biologist who, working with Francis Crick, identified the structure of DNA in 1953. By analyzing the patterns cast by x-rays striking DNA molecules, they discovered that DNA has the structure of a double helix, two spirals linked together by bases in ladderlike rungs. For this work Watson and Crick shared with Maurice Wilkins the 1962 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine.
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