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Definition of the noun alexander fleming
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- Scottish bacteriologist who discovered penicillin (1881-1955)
- 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.
- also known as Sir Alexander Fleming; Флеминг, Александр; 亚历山大·弗莱明
- born on (134 years ago) in Lochfield, child of Grace Stirling Morton and Hugh Fleming
- ethnicity: Scottish people
- nationality: United Kingdom
- religion: Catholicism
- profession: Biologist, scientist, pharmacologist
- parent of Robert Fleming
- died on (60 years ago) in London of myocardial infarction
- written works: "Penicillin, its practical application"
- some of the awards:
- Alexander Fleming, M.D., was born in 1824 at Edinburgh, where he studied medicine and graduated M.D. in 1844.
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The 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 ...
First Science Encyclopedia (2017)
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 ...
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 ...
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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- Alexander Fleming plaque
All over London the former homes of well-known figures are marked by plaques.
Photo credit: Monica Arellano-Ongpin
- Homage to Alexander Fleming
@ the home of Spanish bullfighting - Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, Madrid
It was erected by subscription from grateful matadors, as penicillin greatly reduced the number of deaths in the bullring.
Photo credit: Sputnik 2
- Homage to Alexander Fleming (ii)
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- Alexander Fleming blue plaque
Clever man that Fleming
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Quotes about Alexander Fleming
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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