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Meaning of STANLEY

Pronunciation:  'stanlee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  Welsh journalist and explorer who led an expedition to Africa in search of David Livingstone and found him in Tanzania in 1871; he and Livingstone together tried to find the source of the Nile River (1841-1904)
  2. [n]  United States inventor who built a steam-powered automobile (1849-1918)

STANLEY is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: Francis Edgar Stanley, Henry M. Stanley, John Rowlands, Sir Henry Morton Stanley
 See Also: adventurer, artificer, discoverer, explorer, inventor, journalist



Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Born 1922. A molecular biologist who was the first to do experiments in the molecular cloning of genes from one strain of bacteria into another. In particular, he cloned the gene for resistance to tetracycline (an antibiotic), found in <EM>Staphylococcus aureus</EM>, into <EM>Escherichia coli</EM>, which did not have resistance to tetracycline before. By doing this, he demonstrated that it is possible to take genes from one organism, put them into a different organism, and have the gene survive intact and able to make functioning proteins in the new organism.