Willis

[ wil-is ]
/ ˈwɪl ɪs /

noun

a male given name, form of William.

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British Dictionary definitions for Willis

Willis
/ (ˈwɪlɪs) /

noun

Norman (David). born 1933, British trade union leader; general secretary of the Trades Union Congress (1984–93)
Ted. Baron Willis of Chislehurst. 1918–92, British author. His works include the play Hot Summer Night (1959) and the novel Death May Surprise Us (1974)
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Medical definitions for Willis

Willis
[ wĭlĭs ]
Thomas 1621-1675

English anatomist and physician known for his studies of the nervous system and the brain. He discovered the circle of Willis at the base of the brain.
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