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Macleod, John James Rickard

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Pronunciation: /məˈklaʊd
 
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Definition of Macleod, John James Rickard in English:

( 1876–1935), Scottish physiologist. He directed the research on pancreatic extracts by F. G. Banting and C. H. Best which led to the discovery and isolation of insulin. Macleod shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with Banting in 1923.

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