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 (wo͝ol′ə-stən), William Hyde 1766-1828.
British chemist and physicist who discovered palladium (1803) and rhodium (1804).
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(ˈwʊl ə stən)

William Hyde, 1766–1828, English chemist and physicist.
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Noun1.Wollaston - English chemist and physicist who discovered palladium and rhodium and demonstrated that static and current electricity are the same (1766-1828)
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So with insects, Wollaston is convinced that residence near the sea affects their colours.
Wollaston has discovered the remarkable fact that 200 beetles, out of the 550 species inhabiting Madeira, are so far deficient in wings that they cannot fly; and that of the twenty-nine endemic genera, no less than twenty-three genera have all their species in this condition!
Wollaston suspects, their wings not at all reduced, but even enlarged.
There is an admirable foundation for a philosophic romance in the curious history of the early settlement of Mount Wollaston, or Merry Mount.
While going one day on shore near Wollaston Island, we pulled alongside a canoe with six Fuegians.
I don't think it's the least bit humiliating for children to be weighed at school every year - which is what those attacking MP Sarah Wollaston's initiative are claiming.
Dr Sarah Wollaston told a Westminster Hall debate that alcohol contributes to 22,000 deaths in Britain every year and costs the country pounds 20 billion.
Totnes Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston criticised the retail giant for selling drink cheaply.
Conservative MP Dr Sarah Wollaston accused the chain of selling two litres of own-brand cider for pounds 1.48 and a four-pack of bitters for 68p.
Sarah Wollaston said that there was growing unease over the number allowed to work in the country without any checks.
WRITING in the Guardian, television critic Sam Wollaston said: "Alex Guttenplan is scarily clever, speccily handsome and only 19 years old.
He was travelling with a party from Wollaston School, near Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.