Lyon Ly·on (lī'ən), Mary Francis. Born 1925. British geneticist whose research on mice led to her formulation of the Lyon hypothesis.
Also Lyons; a city in east-central France on the Rhone River.
Note: Lyon is the principal producer of silk and rayon in Europe.
Note: It was the capital of the Free French Resistance movement in World War II.
joseph aloysius lyons
Australian statesman who helped form the United Australia Party in 1931. As prime minister (1931-39), he saw the nation's economic recovery from the Great Depression and increased defense activity
Learn more about Lyons, Joseph Aloysius with a free trial on Britannica.com.