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Galton, Sir Francis Syllabification: Gal·ton, Sir Francis
Pronunciation: /ˈɡôltn/

Definition of Galton, Sir Francis in English:

( 1822–1911), English scientist. He founded eugenics and introduced methods of measuring human mental and physical abilities. He also pioneered the use of fingerprints as a means of identification. He was a cousin of Charles Darwin.

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