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Wilkins

[ wil-kinz ]
/ ˈwɪl kɪnz /
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noun
Sir George Hubert, 1888–1958, Australian Antarctic explorer, aviator, and aerial navigator.
Maurice Hugh Frederick, 1916–2004, English biophysicist born in New Zealand: Nobel Prize in medicine 1962.
Roy, 1901–81, U.S. journalist and civil rights leader: executive secretary of the NAACP, 1955–77.
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British Dictionary definitions for Wilkins

Wilkins
/ (ˈwɪlkɪnz) /

noun
Sir George Hubert. 1888–1958, Australian polar explorer and aviator
Maurice Hugh Frederick. 1916–2004, British biochemist, born in New Zealand. With Crick and Watson, he shared the Nobel prize 1962 for his work on the structure of DNA
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Medical definitions for Wilkins

Wilkins
[ wĭlkĭnz ]
Maurice Hugh Frederick 1916-2004

British biophysicist. He shared a 1962 Nobel Prize for his contributions to the determination of the structure of DNA.
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Scientific definitions for Wilkins

Wilkins
[ wĭlkĭnz ]
Maurice Hugh Frederick 1916-2004

See Note at Rosalind Franklin.
British biophysicist who contributed to the discovery of the structure of DNA. He worked with Rosalind Franklin to produce x-ray studies of DNA that helped Francis Crick and James Watson establish its structure as a double helix. For this work Wilkins shared with Crick and Watson the 1962 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine.
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