a friedrich j butenandt

Butenandt

[boot-n-ahnt]
noun
Adolf Friedrich Johann [ah-dawlf free-drikh yoh-hahn] , 1903–1995, German chemist: declined 1939 Nobel Prize on the demand of the Nazi government.
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Butenandt (German ˈbutənant)
 
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Adolf Frederick Johann. 1903--95, German organic chemist. He shared the Nobel prize for chemistry (1939) for his pioneering work on sex hormones

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Butenandt Bu·te·nandt (bōōt'n-änt'), Adolf Friedrich. 1903-1995.

German chemist. He shared a 1939 Nobel Prize for his work on sexual hormones but declined the honor following a Nazi edict prohibiting acceptance of such prizes.

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