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Gamow, George Syllabification: Gam·ow, George
Pronunciation: /ˈɡamôf/

Definition of Gamow, George in English:

( 1904–68), US physicist; born in Russia. A proponent of the Big Bang theory, he also suggested the triplet code of bases in DNA, which governs the synthesis of amino acids.

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