from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Hitchings, George Herbert 1905-1998. American biochemist. He shared a 1988 Nobel Prize for developing drugs to treat leukemia and gout.
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- proper n. A patronymic surname.
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- n. United States biochemist noted for developing drugs to treat leukemia and gout (1905-1998)
From a medieval diminutive form of Hitch + the patronymic suffix -s. (Wiktionary)