germain

Germaine

[jer-meyn; French zher-men]
noun
a female given name.
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Germain   (zhěr-mān')  Pronunciation Key 
French mathematician who made significant advances in theoretical mathematics. Her researches into number theory in particular provided the first partial solution to Fermat's last theorem (1820).
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