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Tatum

[tey-tuhm]
noun
1.
Art, 1910–56, U.S. jazz pianist.
2.
Edward Lawrie [lawr-ee] , 1909–75, U.S. biochemist: Nobel Prize in medicine 1958.
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Tatum (ˈteɪtəm)
 
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1.  Art, full name Arthur Tatum. 1910--56, US jazz pianist
2.  Edward Lawrie. 1909--75, US biochemist, who showed how genes regulate biochemical processes in an organism and demonstrated that bacteria reproduce sexually; Nobel prize for physiology or medicine (1958) with Beadle and Lederberg

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Tatum Ta·tum (tā'təm), Edward Lawrie. 1909-1975.

American biochemist. Through his genetic research with bacteria, he showed how genes transmit hereditary characteristics and shared a 1958 Nobel Prize for his discoveries.

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