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[tod] /tɒd/
Alexander Robertus
[roh-bur-tuh s] /roʊˈbɜr təs/ (Show IPA),
(Baron of Trumpington) 1907–97, Scottish chemist: Nobel prize 1957.
David, 1855–1939, U.S. astronomer and teacher.
a male given name. Unabridged
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  • At this sale his mother and one child were bought for $500 by a man named Todd, who subsequently sold her to Dr. Shipley.

  • There was no doubt that Miss Todd was admirably fitted to fill the post.

  • Todd's face lengthened, but he missed no word of his master's instructions.

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  • Miss Todd was not a mistress to be trifled with, and the trap was her latest toy.

  • The girls smiled, and were turning away to follow Miss Todd, when Geraldine stopped and held up a finger.

British Dictionary definitions for Todd


Baron Alexander Robertus. 1907–97, Scottish chemist, noted for his research into the structure of nucleic acids: Nobel prize for chemistry 1957
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Word Origin and History for Todd

masc. proper name, also a surname (late 12c.), from Middle English todde "fox," a Northern English word of unknown origin.

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Todd in Medicine

Todd (tŏd), Sir Alexander Robertus. Born 1907.

British chemist. He won a 1957 Nobel Prize for his study of nucleic acids and nucleotide structures.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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