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[lahy-uh n for 1; French lyawn for 2] /ˈlaɪ ən for 1; French lyɔ̃ for 2/
Mary, 1797–1849, U.S. pioneer in advocating and providing advanced education for women: founder of Mount Holyoke College.
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/French ljɔ̃/
a city in SE central France, capital of Rhône department, at the confluence of the Rivers Rhône and Saône: the third largest city in France; a major industrial centre and river port. Pop: 445 452 (1999) English name Lyons (ˈlaɪənz) Ancient name Lugdunum (lʊɡˈduːnəm)
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mollie lyon in Medicine

Lyon Ly·on (lī'ən), Mary Francis. Born 1925.

British geneticist whose research on mice led to her formulation of the Lyon hypothesis.

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mollie lyon in Culture
Lyon [(lee-ohnn)]

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.
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