from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Banting, Sir Frederick Grant 1891-1941. Canadian physiologist. He shared a 1923 Nobel Prize for the discovery of insulin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See banteng.
- n. The practice of bantingism (which see): as, to go through a course of banting.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. wild ox of the Malay Archipelago
- n. Canadian physiologist who discovered insulin with C. H. Best and who used it to treat diabetes(1891-1941)
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I understand that the prize to Banting and Macleod ignoring other coworkers has not been met with absolute consent on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean and that especially Banting is offended by the fact that Best was not included.
Within a year, "Banting" had entered the English language as a verb meaning "to diet."
Certainly "Banting" is with us a rarely-needed process, and, as a rule, we have much more frequent occasion to fatten than to thin our patients.
While White Rock is the only entirely bilingual school in the Waukesha School District, other schools, such as Banting and Blair, offer bilingual classes, Gray said.
(Quote excerpted from the 2007 biography Nancy Cunard: Heiress, Muse, Political Idealist by Lois Gordon) 1932: Poet, publisher rebel and activist Nancy Cunard in Harlem, New York, with artist John Banting (1902 - 1972) and novelist Taylor Gordon (1893 - 1971, right).
"The great charm and comfort of the system," wrote Banting, after he lost 50 lbs on an eccentric but effective protein diet, "is that its affects sic are palpable within a week of trial, which creates a natural stimulus to persevere for a few weeks more, when the fact becomes established beyond question."
It run 149.5 kilometers from Banting to Tampin and, as was the case Friday, will include two category four climbs and three intermediate sprints.
Like Banting, Fletcher had suffered personally from overweight and felt it vital to share with others the benefits he had achieved by chewing his food 100 times before swallowing.
However, Frederick Banting and Charles Best discovered insulin as a treatment, just in the nick of time.
Lewis and Banting, Canada (1994) “The effectiveness of water fluoridation alone cannot now be determined,” they write.