Windaus Win·daus (vĭn'dous'), Adolf. 1876-1959. German chemist. He won a Nobel Prize (1928) for his research on sterols and their relationship to vitamins, especially vitamin D.
German organic chemist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1928 for research on substances, notably vitamin D, that play important biological roles.
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