Crick Francis Harry Compton
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Crick(krĭk), Francis Harry Compton 1916-2004.
British molecular biologist who with James D. Watson proposed a spiral model, the double helix, for the molecular structure of DNA. He shared a 1962 Nobel Prize for this work.
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