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Haldane

(ˈhɔːldeɪn)
n
1. (Biography) J(ohn) B(urdon) S(anderson) 1892–1964, Scottish biochemist, geneticist, and writer on science
2. (Biography) his father, John Scott. 1860–1936, Scottish physiologist, noted particularly for his research into industrial diseases
3. (Biography) his brother, Richard Burdon, 1st Viscount Haldane of Cloan. 1856–1928, British statesman and jurist. As secretary of state for war (1905–12) he reorganized the army and set up the territorial reserve
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Hal•dane

(ˈhɔl deɪn)

n.
1. John Burdon Sanderson, 1892–1964, English geneticist.
2. his father, John Scott, 1860–1936, Scottish physiologist.
3. Richard Burdon (Viscount Haldane of Cloan), 1856–1928, Scottish jurist (brother of John Scott).
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Noun1.Haldane - Scottish geneticist (son of John Haldane) who contributed to the development of population genetics; a popularizer of science and a Marxist (1892-1964)
2.Haldane - Scottish physiologist and brother of Richard Haldane and Elizabeth Haldane; noted for research into industrial diseases (1860-1936)
3.Haldane - Scottish writer and sister of Richard Haldane and John Haldane (1862-1937)
4.Haldane - Scottish statesman and brother of Elizabeth and John Haldane (1856-1928)
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