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Wilkins, Maurice

Syllabification: Wil·kins, Maurice
Pronunciation: /ˈwilkinz
 
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Definition of Wilkins, Maurice in English:

( 1916–2004), British biochemist and molecular biologist, born in New Zealand; full name Maurice Hugh Frederick Wilkins. From X-ray diffraction analysis of DNA, he and his colleague Rosalind Franklin confirmed the double helix structure proposed by Francis Crick and James Watson in 1953. Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (1962), shared with Crick and Watson.

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