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

  • Fischer, Emil Hermann 1852-1919. German chemist. He won a 1902 Nobel Prize for his work on the structure and synthesis of sugars and purines.
  • Fischer, Robert James Known as "Bobby.” 1943-2008. American chess player who became a grand master at the age of 15 and was world champion from 1972 to 1974.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. German chemist noted for work on synthetic sugars and the purines (1852-1919)
  • n. German chemist noted for his synthesis of hemin (1881-1945)
  • n. United States chess master; world champion from 1972 to 1975 (born in 1943)


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