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Franklin, Rosalind

Line breaks: Rosa|lind Frank|lin
Pronunciation: /ˈfraŋklɪn
 
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Definition of Franklin, Rosalind in English:

( 1920–58), English physical chemist and molecular biologist; full name Rosalind Elsie Franklin. Together with Maurice Wilkins she investigated the structure of DNA by means of X-ray crystallography, and contributed to the discovery of its helical structure.

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