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U·rey

 (yo͝or′ē), Harold Clayton 1893-1981.
American chemist. He won a 1934 Nobel Prize for his discovery of heavy hydrogen.

Urey

(ˈjʊərɪ)
n
(Biography) Harold Clayton. 1893–1981, US chemist, who discovered the heavy isotope of hydrogen, deuterium (1932), and worked on methods of separating uranium isotopes: Nobel prize for chemistry 1934

U•rey

(ˈyʊər i)

n.
Harold Clayton, 1893–1981, U.S. chemist.
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