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[ey-vuh-ree] /ˈeɪ və ri/
Milton, 1893–1965, U.S. painter.
a male given name: from Old English words meaning “elf” and “favor.”. Unabridged
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  • Here a fat waiter interposed with a dish, and Avery had time to recover himself.

    Carnival Compton Mackenzie
  • You accepted a present from Miss Avery when you were married.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • Dinner, owing to Avery's determined steering of the conversation, was eaten to the accompaniment of undiluted shop.

    Sinister Street, vol. 2 Compton Mackenzie
  • Margaret followed her to ask whether Henry knew about Miss Avery's rudeness.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • Avery Sparhallow was conceded to be a beauty, and had no rival in Burnley Beach.

Avery in Medicine

Avery A·ver·y (ā'və-rē), Oswald. 1877-1955.

American bacteriologist noted for establishing (1944) that DNA is responsible for the transmission of heritable characteristics.

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Avery in Science
Canadian-born American bacteriologist who demonstrated in 1944 that DNA was the material that caused genetic changes in bacteria. His work was vital to scientists who later established that DNA is the carrier of genetic information in all living organisms.
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