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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Adrian, Edgar Douglas. First Baron Adrian. 1889-1977. British physiologist. He shared a 1932 Nobel Prize for major advances in the understanding of the nervous and muscular systems.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A male given name.
  • adj. Relating to the Adriatic Sea.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to the Adriatic Sea.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as Adriatic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. English physiologist who conducted research into the function of neurons; 1st baron of Cambridge (1889-1997)
  • n. Roman Emperor who was the adoptive son of Trajan; travelled throughout his empire to strengthen its frontiers and encourage learning and architecture; on a visit to Britain in 122 he ordered the construction of Hadrian's Wall (76-138)

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From Latin Hadrianus, meaning "From the Roman harbour Hadria". (Wiktionary)

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