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Louis Pasteur


 (păs-tûr′, pä-stœr′), Louis 1822-1895.
French chemist and microbiologist who was an influential proponent of the germ theory. He developed the process of pasteurization and vaccines for fowl cholera, anthrax, and rabies.

Pas·teur′i·an adj.
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(French pastœr)
(Biography) Louis (lwi). 1822–95, French chemist and bacteriologist. His discovery that the fermentation of milk and alcohol was caused by microorganisms resulted in the process of pasteurization. He also devised methods of immunization against anthrax and rabies and pioneered stereochemistry
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Louis, 1822–95, French chemist and bacteriologist.
Pas•teur′i•an, adj.
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The Institut Pasteur (Paris, France) and Merieux Alliance have signed a letter of intent for a long-term research partnership.
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