F crick


Francis Harry Compton, 1916–2004, English biophysicist: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1962.
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crick1 (krɪk)
1.  a painful muscle spasm or cramp, esp in the neck or back
2.  (tr) to cause a crick in (the neck, back, etc)
[C15: of uncertain origin]

crick2 (krɪk)
(US), (Canadian) a dialect word for creek

Crick (krɪk)
Francis Harry Compton. 1916--2004, English molecular biologist: helped to discover the helical structure of DNA; Nobel prize for physiology or medicine shared with James Watson and Maurice Wilkins 1962

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c.1424, of uncertain origin; OED says "probably onomatopoeic," but it is difficult to imagine of what.
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crick (krĭk)
A painful cramp or muscle spasm, as in the back or neck. v. cricked, crick·ing, cricks
To cause a painful cramp or muscle spasm in by turning or wrenching.

Crick (krĭk), Francis Henry Compton. Born 1916.

British biologist who with James D. Watson proposed a spiral model, the double helix, for the molecular structure of DNA. He shared a 1962 Nobel Prize for advances in the study of genetics.

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Crick   (krĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
British biologist who with James D. Watson identified the structure of DNA in 1953. By analyzing the patterns cast by x-rays striking DNA molecules, they found that DNA has the structure of a double helix, consisting of two spirals linked together at the base, forming ladderlike rungs. For this work they shared the 1962 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine with Maurice Wilkins.
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