from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Huggins, Charles Brenton 1901-1997. Canadian-born American surgeon. He shared a 1966 Nobel Prize for research in hormone treatment for cancer of the prostate.
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- proper n. A patronymic surname.
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- n. English astronomer who pioneered spectroscopic analysis in astronomy and who discovered the red shift (1824-1910)
From a medieval diminutive of the given name Hugh + patronymic suffix -s. (Wiktionary)