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[eymz] /eɪmz/
a city in central Iowa. Unabridged
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Ames in Medicine

Ames (āmz), Bruce Nathan. Born 1928.

American biochemist noted for his studies of environmental mutagens and carcinogens. He developed the Ames test.

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city, Story county, central Iowa, U.S., on the South Skunk River, about 30 miles (50 km) north of Des Moines. It was laid out in 1865 and was originally called College Farm but was renamed the following year for Oakes Ames, a railroad financier and Massachusetts congressman. The railroad, which had arrived in 1864, brought more settlers to the area, and it became the seat of Iowa State University (established 1858; formally opened 1869).

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