Medawar


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Med·a·war

 (mĕd′ə-wər), Sir Peter Brian 1915-1987.
Brazilian-born British biologist. He shared a 1960 Nobel Prize for his work on acquired immune tolerance, a state of suppressed immunity required for organ transplantation.

Medawar

(ˈmɛdəwə)
n
(Biography) Sir Peter Brian. 1915–87, English zoologist, who shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine (1960) with Sir Macfarlane Burnet for work on immunology

Med•a•war

(ˈmɛd ə wər)

n.
Peter Brian, 1915–87, English anatomist: Nobel prize for medicine 1960.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Medawar - British immunologist (born in Brazil) who studied tissue transplants and discovered that the rejection of grafts was an immune response (1915-1987)Medawar - British immunologist (born in Brazil) who studied tissue transplants and discovered that the rejection of grafts was an immune response (1915-1987)
References in periodicals archive ?
He penned How Death Becomes Life to celebrate - in part - the pioneers of transplantation, like Sir Roy Calne and the late Sir Peter Medawar and Sir Michael Woodruff - a professor of Edinburgh University who,in 1960,carried out Britain's first transplant.
Walid Medawar, another local rider, agreed that the event can bring many benefits to Lebanon and the local freeride community going forward.
Antoine Medawar, SVP Retail Middle East and Africa: "We are fully committed to the high standards of service and support that Amadeus is known for, and believe this move will enable us to enhance those offerings in the future."
Antoine Medawar, senior vice president Retail Middle East and Africa: "We are fully committed to the high standards of service and support that Amadeus is known for, and believe this move will enable us to enhance those offerings in the future."
So now I am working on a similar project in Beirut's northern entrance, the Medawar area.
His extensive knowledge in the region and the pioneering, innovative solutions he's developing for our clients is a key component of our increasingly progressive evolution throughout the region and beyond,' said Abed Medawar, Vice President, Trade Development.
It was at Birmingham University that Rupert Billingham and Peter Medawar set out the key procedures and principles of skin grafting.
Sir Peter Medawar, a British pioneer in aging research in the 1940s, described aging as an "unsolved problem of biology." Medawar proposed that some genetic mutations only have deleterious effects late in life and are not "selected out" by evolution, as evolution is concerned primarily with reproductive fitness and not necessarily with the prolongation of life.
We find a similar view in the writings of Sir Peter Medawar, a British biologist and Nobel Laureate who championed the public engagement of science (4):
Aliwee, who owns a tailoring workshop, was nominated to partake in a contest, called "Medawar" project" for the best design, launched by Abdul Aziz Al-Gattan Foundation, in Ramallah last October.
Faria, Peter Medawar Building, South Parks Road, OX1 3SY Oxford, UK; email: nuno.faria@zoo.ox.ac.uk; Ester C.
Speaking during his visit to the Maronite League in Medawar and meeting with its Head, Antoine Qlimos, Foucher stressed on the depth of relations between the Maronite Sect and France.