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dal·ton

 (dôl′tən)
[After John Dalton.]

Dalton

(ˈdɔːltən)
n
(Biography) John. 1766–1844, English chemist and physicist, who formulated the modern form of the atomic theory and the law of partial pressures for gases. He also gave the first accurate description of colour blindness, from which he suffered

dalton

n
(Units) another name for atomic mass unit
[C20: named after John Dalton]

dal•ton

(ˈdɔl tn)

n.
[1935–40; after J. Dalton]

Dal•ton

(ˈdɔl tn)

n.
John, 1766–1844, English chemist and physicist.
Dal•to′ni•an (-ˈtoʊ ni ən) adj.
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