Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Koch: Robert Koch
Koch(kôk, kôKH), Robert 1843-1910.
German bacteriologist who identified the tubercle and cholera bacilli and the bacterial cause of anthrax. He won a 1905 Nobel Prize for developing tuberculin, which he originally hoped would cure tuberculosis.
(Biography) Robert (ˈroːbɛrt). 1843–1910, German bacteriologist, who isolated the anthrax bacillus (1876), the tubercle bacillus (1882), and the cholera bacillus (1883): Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1905
Robert, 1843–1910, German bacteriologist.