avery

Science Dictionary
Avery   (ā'və-rē)  Pronunciation Key 
Canadian-born American bacteriologist who demonstrated in 1944 that DNA was the material that caused genetic changes in bacteria. His work was vital to scientists who later established that DNA is the carrier of genetic information in all living organisms.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: averaging up
Next Definition: avery, oswald theodore
Words Near: avery
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for avery
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing avery
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature