Wilkins

[wil-kinz]
noun
  1. Sir George Hubert,1888–1958, Australian Antarctic explorer, aviator, and aerial navigator.
  2. Mary Eleanor. Mary E(leanor Wilkins) Freeman.
  3. Maurice Hugh Frederick,1916–2004, English biophysicist born in New Zealand: Nobel Prize in medicine 1962.
  4. Roy,1901–81, U.S. journalist and civil-rights leader: executive secretary of the NAACP, 1955–77.
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  • Mrs. Wilkins, of all the aggravating women I ever came across, you are the worst.

  • The name was commonplace, Wilkins, but was prefixed by the more unusual Feodor.

    Melomaniacs

    James Huneker

  • Mr. Wilkins gave a little laugh, for he read the faces of his companions.

    Melomaniacs

    James Huneker

  • Don't tell me it's Mrs. Wilkins, without even a pincushion prepared.'

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    Louisa M. Alcott

  • Poor Captain Wilkins of the Seaflower and his crew were among the latter.


British Dictionary definitions for wilkins

Wilkins

noun
  1. Sir George Hubert. 1888–1958, Australian polar explorer and aviator
  2. 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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wilkins in Medicine

Wilkins

[wĭlkĭnz]Maurice Hugh Frederick 1916-2004
  1. British biophysicist. He shared a 1962 Nobel Prize for his contributions to the determination of the structure of DNA.
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wilkins in Science

Wilkins

[wĭlkĭnz]Maurice Hugh Frederick 1916-2004
See Note at Rosalind Franklin.
  1. 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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