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Definition of the noun alexander fleming

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  1. Scottish bacteriologist who discovered penicillin (1881-1955)

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  1. Alexander Fleming: Sir Alexander Fleming, FRSE, FRS, FRCS was a Scottish biologist, pharmacologist and botanist. He wrote many articles on bacteriology, immunology, and chemotherapy. His best-known discoveries are the enzyme lysozyme in 1923 and the antibiotic substance penicillin from the mould Penicillium notatum in 1928, for which he shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945 with Howard Florey and Ernst Boris Chain.
  2. Alexander Fleming, M.D., was born in 1824 at Edinburgh, where he studied medicine and graduated M.D. in 1844.
    • born in (192 years ago) in Edinburgh
    • died on (140 years ago) in Brixton

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Google previewThe Star Trek Encyclopedia (2011)

by Michael Okuda, Denise Okuda, Debbie Mirek

The Fleming was named for Sir Alexander Fleming, the British bacteriologist who discovered penicillin. Fletcher, Ensign. EnterpriseD engineering crew member. During the ship's mission to the Typhon Expanse in 2368, Fletcher was working ...

Google previewFirst Science Encyclopedia (2017)

by DK

Sir Alexander Fleming (1881–1955) Truffles Truffles are strong-smelling fungi that grow underground. They are a delicacy used in cooking. Truffle hunters use pigs and dogs to sniff them out. Pig sniffing out mushroom Shaggy parasol ...

Google previewThe Bahnm Dictionary of Holistic Horse Medicine and Management (1998)

by Keith Allison

Fleming, Alexander Fleming, Alexander see Penicillin. Flowers of sulphur A preparation of sulphur, traditionally used in the treatment of many ailments, notably for mange. Also used as a mild aperient, alterative and diaphoretic. Greatly valued ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Science Dictionary (2005)

by American Heritage Dictionary

BIOGRAPHY Alexander Fleming Many famous scientific discoveries come about by accident, and such was the case with penicillin. The first and still best-known antibiotic, ...

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Small photo of MEXICO - CIRCA 1981: a postage stamp printed in Mexico showing an image of Nobel prize winner Alexander Fleming, circa 1981.Small photo of MOSCOW, RUSSIA - CIRCA JUNE, 2016: a post stamp printed in HUNGARY, dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Alexander Fleming, circa 1981Small photo of LONDON- NOVEMBER, 2017: Praed Street sign with London 'Blue Plaque' showing site of Alexander Fleming discoverySmall photo of HUNGARY - CIRCA 1981: a postage stamp printed in Hungary showing an image of Nobel prize winner Alexander Fleming, circa 1981.Small photo of Alexander Fleming monument located at Barcelona, SpainSmall photo of LONDON- NOVEMBER, 2017: Praed Street sign with London 'Blue Plaque' showing site of Alexander Fleming discoverySmall photo of CONGO - CIRCA 2000: A stamp printed in Congo shows a portrait of Alexander Fleming, circa 2000 More...

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It is the lone worker who makes the first advance in a subject; the details may be worked out by a team, but the prime idea is due to enterprise, thought, and perception of an individual. (Alexander Fleming)
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