Share this entry

Share this page

Prout, William

Line breaks: Wil|liam Prout
Pronunciation: /praʊt
 
/

Definition of Prout, William in English:

( 1785–1850), English chemist and biochemist. He developed the hypothesis that hydrogen is the primary substance from which all other elements are formed, which although incorrect stimulated research in atomic theory.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day snarf
Pronunciation: snärf
verb
eat or drink quickly or greedily