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Hodgkin, Dorothy

Syllabification: Hodg·kin, Dorothy
Pronunciation: /
 
ˈhäjkin/

Definition of Hodgkin, Dorothy in English:

( 1910–94), British chemist; full name Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin. She developed Sir Lawrence Bragg’s X-ray diffraction technique for investigating the structure of crystals and applied it to complex organic compounds. She determined the structures of penicillin, vitamin B12, and insulin. Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1964).

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