Definition of Pasteur

1. Noun. French chemist and biologist whose discovery that fermentation is caused by microorganisms resulted in the process of pasteurization (1822-1895).

Exact synonyms: Louis Pasteur
Generic synonyms: Biologist, Life Scientist, Chemist
Derivative terms: Pasteurian, Pasteurise, Pasteurize

Medical Definition of Pasteur

1. Louis, French chemist and bacteriologist. Lived: 1822-1895. See: Pasteur vaccine, Pasteur's effect, Pasteur pipette. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pasteur

Pasteur's effect
Pasteur effect
Pasteur pipette
Pasteur pipettes
Pasteur vaccine
Pasteurella anatipestifer
Pasteurella novicida
Pasteurella pestis
Pasteurella pfaffii
Pasteurella pseudotuberculosis
Pasteurella septicaemiae
Pasteurella tularensis

Literary usage of Pasteur

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1. Chief Contemporary Dramatists, Second Series: Eighteen Plays from the Recent by Thomas Herbert Dickinson (1921)
"pasteur. No, the doctor who sent him to me only cauterized with carbolic acid . ... [Preceded by the STUDENT who has taken the tray, the DOCTOR and pasteur ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1895)
"A TRIBUTE TO pasteur.1 A FEW weeks ago, one of the foremost scientists of the present ... Louis pasteur, although a master mind in physics and geology, ..."

3. The Library of Original Sources edited by Oliver Joseph Thatcher (1915)
"In 1825 the family moved to Arbois, where pasteur was sent to college. ... In 1865 pasteur discovered the bacillus which was the cause of the silkworm ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1895)
"pasteur began his studies on ferments with milk, finding there bacteria so ... pasteur saw at once that the origin of microbes was not to be eluded any ..."

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