from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Tatum, Arthur Known as "Art.” 1910-1956. American jazz pianist whose harmonic and rhythmic innovations influenced many other jazz musicians.
- Tatum, Edward Lawrie 1909-1975. American biochemist. He shared a 1958 Nobel Prize for discovering how genes transmit hereditary characteristics.
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- n. United States biochemist who discovered how genes act by regulating definite chemical events (1909-1975)
- n. United States jazz pianist who was almost completely blind; his innovations influenced many other jazz musicians (1910-1956)
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