muller

muller

1 [muhl-er]
noun
1.
an implement of stone or other substance with a flat base for grinding paints, powders, etc., on a slab of stone or the like.
2.
any of various mechanical devices for grinding.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English molour; see mull4, -or2, -er1

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muller

2 [muhl-er]
noun
1.
a person or thing that mulls.
2.
a container for mulling an alcoholic beverage over a fire.

Origin:
1855–60; mull2 + -er1

Muller

[myoo-ler, muhl-er, mil-]
noun
Hermann Joseph, 1890–1967, U.S. geneticist: Nobel Prize in medicine 1946.

Müller

[muhl-er; German my-luhr]
noun
1.
Friedrich Max [free-drik maks; German free-drikh mahks] , 1823–1900, English Sanskrit scholar and philologist born in Germany.
2.
Johann [yoh-hahn] , ("Regiomontanus") 1436–76, German mathematician and astronomer.
3.
Johannes Peter [yoh-hah-nuhs pey-ter] , 1801–58, German physiologist and comparative anatomist.
4.
Karl Alex, born 1927, Swiss physicist, codiscoverer of superconductivity: Nobel prize 1987.
5.
Wilhelm [vil-helm] , 1794–1827, German poet.
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muller (ˈmʌlə)
 
n
a flat heavy implement of stone or iron used to grind material against a slab of stone
 
[C15: probably from mullen to grind to powder; compare Old English myl dust]

Muller (ˈmʌlə)
 
n
Hermann Joseph. 1890--1967, US geneticist, noted for his work on the transmutation of genes by X-rays: Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1946

Müller (German ˈmylər)
 
n
1.  Friedrich Max (ˈfriːdrɪç maks). 1823--1900, British Sanskrit scholar born in Germany
2.  See Regiomontanus Johann (joˈhan).
3.  Johannes Peter (joˈhanəs ˈpeːtər). 1801--58, German physiologist, anatomist, and experimental psychologist
4.  Paul Hermann (paul ˈhɛrman). 1899--1965, Swiss chemist. He synthesized DDT (1939) and discovered its use as an insecticide: Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1948

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Muller Mul·ler (mŭl'ər), Hermann Joseph. 1890-1967.

American geneticist. He won a 1946 Nobel Prize for the study of the hereditary effect of x-rays on genes.

Müller Mül·ler (mŭl'ər, myōō'lər, mü'-), Johannes Peter. 1801-1858.

German physiologist who studied the physiology of the nerves and sense organs and described (1825) the müllerian duct.

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muller

in painting, an instrument used in conjunction with a slab to grind artists' colours by hand. The modern muller and slab are made from glass, although from ancient Egyptian times until the 18th century porphyry was invariably used. After the introduction of the mechanical paint mill in the middle of the 19th century, the muller and slab became obsolete except when small quantities of pigment had to be ground

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