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Haworth

[hah-werth, haw-]
noun
Sir Walter Norman, 1883–1950, English chemist: Nobel Prize 1937.
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Haworth1 (ˈhaʊəθ)
 
n
a village in N England, in Bradford unitary authority, West Yorkshire: home of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë. Pop: 6078 (2001)

Haworth2 (ˈhaʊəθ)
 
n
Sir Walter Norman. 1883--1950, British biochemist, who shared the Nobel prize for chemistry (1937) for being the first to synthesize ascorbic acid (vitamin C)

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Haworth Haw·orth (hou'ərth, härth), Sir Walter Norman. 1883-1950.

British biochemist. He shared a 1937 Nobel Prize for his research on carbohydrates and vitamin C.

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