the largest island belonging to the Sverdrup group in the Canadian Northwest Territories. 15,779 sq. mi. (40,868 sq. km).
We had no good reason to expect any kind of subsistence along the west coast of Axel Heiberg Land.
My Attainment of the Pole Frederick A. Cook
Count Axel [ahk-suh l] /ˈɑk səl/ (Show IPA), 1583–1654, Swedish statesman. Historical Examples Oxenstierna returned to Sweden to gather means wherewith to continue the war. Sweden Victor Nilsson noun Count Axel (ˈaksəl). 1583–1654, Swedish statesman. He was chancellor (1612–54) and successfully directed Swedish foreign policy for most of the Thirty Years’ War
Julius, 1912–2004, U.S. biochemist and pharmacologist: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1970. Contemporary Examples “I was brushing tears away myself,” said Axelrod, affirming the emotional power of the moment. Sunday Talk: Dianne Feinstein, Lindsey Graham & Bob Woodward on the Petraeus Aftershocks (Video) Ben Teitelbaum, Sara Gilford November 10, 2012 “At that moment I realized why […]
noun (pl) -men a man who wields an axe, esp to cut down trees a person who makes cuts in expenditure or services, esp on behalf of another: the chancellor’s axeman (US, slang) a man who plays a musical instrument, esp a guitar Historical Examples He had been endued with the gift of comprehension, and […]
(of an experimental animal) raised under sterile conditions; germfree. (of a laboratory culture) uncontaminated. adjective (of a biological culture or culture medium) free from other microorganisms; uncontaminated axenic a·xen·ic (ā-zěn’ĭk, ā-zē’nĭk) adj. Not contaminated by or associated with any other living organisms; sterile. Used especially in reference to pure cultures of microorganisms.