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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