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Definition of 'hodgkin'


  1. English physician who first described Hodgkin's disease (1798-1866)
       Synonyms: Thomas Hodgkin
  2. English chemist (born in Egypt) who used crystallography to study the structure of organic compounds (1910-1994)
       Synonyms: Dorothy Hodgkin Dorothy Mary Crowfoot Hodgkin
  3. English physiologist who, with Andrew Huxley, discovered the role of potassium and sodium atoms in the transmission of the nerve impulse (born in 1914)
       Synonyms: Alan Hodgkin Sir Alan Lloyd Hodgkin

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