biographical name Élie 1845-1916 originally Ilya Ilich Mechnikov French (Russian-born) zoologist & bacteriologist

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  • Metchnikoff — (Ilia Ilitch Metchnikov, dit élie) (1845 1916) microbiologiste russe. à Paris, il collabora avec Pasteur. Il découvrit la phagocytose (1884). P. Nobel de médecine 1908 …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Metchnikoff — [mech′ni kôf΄] Élie [ā lē′] (Russ. Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov) 1845 1916; Russ. biologist & bacteriologist, in France …   English World dictionary

  • Metchnikoff — noun Russian bacteriologist in France who formulated the theory of phagocytosis (1845 1916) • Syn: ↑Elie Metchnikoff, ↑Metchnikov, ↑Elie Metchnikov, ↑Ilya Ilich Metchnikov • Instance Hypernyms: ↑bacteriologist * * * /mech ni kawf , kof /; Russ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Metchnikoff — /mech ni kawf , kof /; Russ. /myech nyi keuhf/, n. Élie Fr. /ay lee /, (Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov), 1845 1916, Russian zoologist and bacteriologist in France: Nobel prize for medicine 1908. Russian, Mechnikov. * * * …   Universalium

  • Metchnikoff — Elie, Russian biologist in Paris and Nobel laureate, 1845–1916. See M. theory …   Medical dictionary

  • Metchnikoff — Metch•ni•koff [[t]ˌmɛtʃ nɪˈkɔf, ˌkɒf[/t]] n. big Élie (Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov), 1845–1916, Russian zoologist and bacteriologist in France …   From formal English to slang

  • Metchnikoff — /mɛtʃniˈkɒf/ (say mechnee kof) noun Elie /eɪˈli/ (say ay lee), 1845–1916, Russian biologist and bacteriologist, in France; formulated the theory of phagocytosis; shared Nobel prize for medicine (1908) …   Australian English dictionary

  • METCHNIKOFF, ELIE — (1845–1916), Russian biologist, born at Ivanovka, near Kharkov. Metchnikoff s father was an officer of the Imperial Guard; his mother was Jewish (her family name was Neakovich). After graduating from the University of Kharkov he went to Germany… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Metchnikoff Point — (64°3′S 62°34′W / 64.05°S 62.567°W / 64.05; 62.567) is a point forming the west extremity of Pasteur Peninsula in northern Brabant Island, in the Palmer Archipelago. First …   Wikipedia

  • Metchnikoff, Élie — orig. Ilya Ilich Mechnikov born May 16, 1845, near Kharkov, Ukraine, Russian Empire died July 16, 1916, Paris, France Russian zoologist and microbiologist. In 1888 Louis Pasteur offered him a post at the Pasteur Institute, and he succeeded… …   Universalium

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