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[bey-ring] /ˈbeɪ rɪŋ/
Emil von
[ey-meel fuh n] /ˈeɪ mil fən/ (Show IPA),
1854–1917, German physician and bacteriologist: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1901.
[vee-too s] /ˈvi tʊs/ (Show IPA),
Bering, Vitus. Unabridged
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  • It was on the two islands at its entrance that Behring landed in 1741.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • They were now in the sea discovered by Behring, 1741, to which they gave his name.

    A Book of Discovery Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
  • This man was an astronomer, who, returning from a scientific expedition to Behring Strait in 1869, paid his uncle a visit.

    Forty-one Thieves Angelo Hall
  • Since 1862 over 500,000 have been killed on Behring Island alone.

  • It was blowing hard, as it usually does where the Polar ice comes down into the Behring Sea.

    Masters of the Wheat-Lands Harold Bindloss
  • I have been on Behring Island with the Russian walrus-hunters.

    Stories from Hans Andersen Hans Christian Andersen
  • When both ships had been cruising nearly a year, the one was off the coast of Greenland and the other in Behring's Strait.

    Roughing It Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • It stood in a hunting village on the Siberian shore of Behring Sea.

    Triple Spies Roy J. Snell
  • Many other expeditions to Kamtchatka and the western part of Behring Sea were soon thereafter made.

    Along Alaska's Great River Frederick Schwatka
  • About 1887 our seal-fishing in the Behring Sea brought on an acute situation.

    A Straight Deal Owen Wister
British Dictionary definitions for Behring


(German) (ˈbeːrɪŋ). Emil (Adolf) von (ˈeːmiːl fɔn). 1854–1917, German bacteriologist, who discovered diphtheria and tetanus antitoxins: Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1901
(ˈbɛrɪŋ; ˈbɛər-) a variant spelling of Bering
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Behring in Medicine

Behring Beh·ring (bâr'ĭng, běr'-), Emil Von. 1854-1917.

German physiologist. He won a 1901 Nobel Prize for work on serum immunization against diphtheria and tetanus.

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