Share this entry

Share this page

Banting, Sir Frederick

Syllabification: Ban·ting, Sir Frederick
Pronunciation: /ˈbantiNG
 
/

Definition of Banting, Sir Frederick in English:

( 1891–1941), Canadian physiologist and surgeon; full name Sir Frederick Grant Banting. With the assistance of Charles H. Best, Banting discovered insulin 1921–22, using it to treat diabetes. Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (1923), shared with J. J. R. Macleod.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day jaunt
Pronunciation: dʒɔːnt
noun
a short excursion or journey made for pleasure