Banting



Sir Frederick Grant, 1891–1941, Canadian physician: one of the discoverers of insulin; Nobel Prize 1923.
(often lowercase) Bantingism.
to lose weight by practicing Bantingism.
a wild ox, Bos banteng (javanicus), of southeastern Asia and the Malay Archipelago, resembling the domestic cow: now greatly reduced in number.
Historical Examples

Not so bad, after all, this Banting at Marienbad, he reflected.
Visionaries James Huneker

He married Buda’s sister, who walked to Banting for instruction.
Sketches of Our Life at Sarawak Harriette McDougall

We were not long alone; the next day Mr. Chambers arrived from Banting with a party of seven baptized Dyaks.
Sketches of Our Life at Sarawak Harriette McDougall

She had had no previous experience with “Banting” of any sort.
Dinners and Luncheons Paul Pierce

As for Lorna, she’s been Banting in preparation; she hardly took any dinner.
A Fourth Form Friendship Angela Brazil

Banting, bant′ing, n. a system of diet for reducing superfluous fat.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

Banting I did without waiting for his book; but if it comes I will perhaps squeeze something out of it.
Charles Lever, His Life in His Letters, Vol. II (of II) Edmund Downey

“Twenty-seven fifty,” said a woman whom three years of Banting would still have left too fat to get into it.
New Faces Myra Kelly

Among the best known obesity cures may be mentioned those formulated by Banting, Oertel and Ebstein.
Dietetics for Nurses Fairfax T. Proudfit

I’d Banting you, and fit you to run without puffing, and get on without four or five meals a day.
Jo’s Boys Louisa May Alcott

noun
(obsolete) slimming by avoiding eating sugar, starch, and fat
noun
Sir Frederick Grant. 1891–1941, Canadian physiologist: discovered the insulin treatment for diabetes with Best and Macleod (1922) and shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine with Macleod (1923)
noun (Lancashire, dialect)
string
strength or springiness of material
n.

system for weight loss through diet control, named for William Banting (1797-1878), English undertaker who invented it, tested it himself, and promoted it in his 1863 booklet “Letter on Corpulence, Addressed to the Public.” Although the word is a surname, it was used like a verbal noun in -ing. (“She is banting”).

Banting Ban·ting (bān’tĭng), Sir Frederick Grant. 1891-1941.

Canadian physiologist. He shared a 1923 Nobel Prize for the discovery and successful clinical application of insulin.
Banting
(bān’tĭng)
Canadian physician who with the Scottish physiologist John Macleod won a 1923 Nobel Prize for the discovery of the hormone insulin. Banting and his assistant Charles Best experimented on diabetic dogs, demonstrating that insulin lowered their blood sugar. Insulin was tested and proven effective on humans within months of the first experiments with dogs. In acknowledgment of Best’s work, Banting gave him a share of his portion of the Nobel Prize.

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