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Jacobs

[jey-kuhbz]
noun
1.
Aletta [uh-let-uh; Dutch ah-let-ah] , 1854–1929, Dutch physician and pioneer of the birth control movement.
2.
Helen Hull, 1908–97, U.S. tennis player.
3.
Hirsch(el) [hur-shuhl] , 1904–70, U.S. thoroughbred horse trainer.
4.
Jane, 1916–2006, U.S. author and urbanologist.
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Jacob
masc. proper name, name of O.T. patriarch, son of Isaac and Rebecca and father of the founders of the twelve tribes, from L.L. Jacobus, from Gk. Iakobos, from Heb. Ya'aqobh, lit. "one that takes by the heel" (Gen. xxviii.12), a derivative of 'aqebh "heel." Most popular name form boys born in the U.S.
from 1999 through 2008.
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Jacob Ja·cob (zhä-kôb'), François. Born 1920.

French geneticist. He shared a 1965 Nobel Prize for the study of regulatory activity in body cells.

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Jacob   (zhä-kôb')  Pronunciation Key 
French geneticist who studied how genes control cellular activity by directing the synthesis of proteins. With Jacques Monod, he theorized that there are genes that regulate the activity of other, neighboring genes. They also proposed the existence of messenger RNA.
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