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Sir Frederick Grant, 1891–1941, Canadian physician: one of the discoverers of insulin; Nobel Prize 1923.
(often lowercase) Bantingism.
a wild ox, Bos banteng (javanicus), of southeastern Asia and the Malay Archipelago, resembling the domestic cow: now greatly reduced in number.
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(obsolete) slimming by avoiding eating sugar, starch, and fat
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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)
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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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