whitehead

[hwahyt-hed, wahyt-]
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Origin of whitehead

First recorded in 1930–35; white + head

Whitehead

[hwahyt-hed, wahyt-]
noun
  1. Alfred North,1861–1947, English philosopher and mathematician, in the U.S. after 1924.
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Whitehead

noun
  1. Alfred North. 1861–1947, English mathematician and philosopher, who collaborated with Bertrand Russell in writing Principia Mathematica (1910–13), and developed a holistic philosophy of science, chiefly in Process and Reality (1929)
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whitehead in Medicine

whitehead

[wīthĕd′]
n.
  1. A tiny epidermal cystlike mass with a narrow or obstructed opening on the skin surface, which may rupture, caused by the retention of secretions of a sebaceous gland.closed comedo
  2. milium
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