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

  • Family of French physicists, including Antoine César (1788-1878), one of the first investigators of electrochemistry; his son Alexandre Edmond (1820-1891), noted for his research on phosphorescence and spectroscopy; and his grandson Antoine Henri (1852-1908), who shared a 1903 Nobel Prize for fundamental work in nuclear physics.

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  • n. French physicist who discovered that rays emitted by uranium salts affect photographic plates (1852-1908)

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