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Karrer
  (kär'ər)   
Russian-born Swiss chemist who researched the structure of carotene, which led to important discoveries concerning vitamin A. He also described the structures of riboflavin and vitamins E and K. For these achievements, he shared with British chemist Sir Norman Haworth the 1937 Nobel Prize for chemistry.
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