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

  • Cohn, Ferdinand Julius 1828-1898. German botanist who is considered the founder of bacteriology. He was the first to recognize bacteria as plants.
  • Cohn, Roy Marcus 1927-1986. American lawyer who gained notoriety as Joseph McCarthy's assistant during the Communist scare of the 1950s. Shortly before his death he was disbarred in New York for unethical practices.

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  • n. German botanist who is generally recognized as founding bacteriology when he recognized bacteria as plants

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