selman abraham waksman

Waksman

[waks-muhn]
noun
Selman Abraham [sel-muhn] , 1888–1973, U.S. microbiologist: Nobel Prize in medicine 1952.
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Waksman (ˈwæksmən)
 
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Selman Abraham. 1888--1973, US microbiologist, born in Russia. He discovered streptomycin: Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1952

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Waksman Waks·man (wāks'mən), Selman Abraham. 1888-1973.

Russian-born American microbiologist. He won a 1952 Nobel Prize for discovering the antibiotic streptomycin.

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Ukrainian-born American microbiologist who pioneered the development of antibiotics. His discoveries included streptomycin (1944), the first drug effective against tuberculosis. He received the Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine in 1952.
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