in reference to the process for decarbonizing and desiliconizing pig iron by passing air through the molten metal, 1856, named for engineer and inventor Sir Harry Bessemer (1813-1898) who invented it.
surname, a very old Celtic name. As a type of horse, 1840, named for Justin Morgan (1747-1798), Vermont horse-breeder and music teacher; the breed was developed from a stallion he owned.
morgan mor·gan (môr'gən)
Abbr. M A unit for expressing the relative distance between genes on a chromosome based on the frequency with which the genes cross over; one unit equals a theoretical crossover value of 100 percent between two loci.
Morgan Mor·gan (môr'gən), Thomas Hunt. 1866-1945.
American biologist. He won a 1933 Nobel Prize for establishing the chromosome theory of heredity by his studies of the fruit fly Drosophila.
Vane (vān), John Robert. Born 1927.
British pharmacologist. He shared a 1982 Nobel Prize for research on prostaglandins.
American zoologist whose experiments with fruit flies demonstrated that hereditary traits are carried by genes on chromosomes and that traits can cross over from one chromosome to another. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine in 1933.