John (Jean Chauvin or Caulvin) 1509–64, French theologian and reformer in Switzerland: leader in the Protestant Reformation.
Melvin, 1911–97, U.S. chemist: Nobel Prize 1961.
a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “bald.”.
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John,original name Jean Cauvin, Caulvin, or Chauvin. 1509–64, French theologian: a leader of the Protestant Reformation in France and Switzerland, establishing the first presbyterian government in Geneva. His theological system is described in his Institutes of the Christian Religion (1536)
Melvin. 1911–97, US chemist, noted particularly for his research on photosynthesis: Nobel prize for chemistry 1961
American chemist who won a Nobel Prize in 1961 for determining the chemical reactions that occur during photosynthesis. This series of reactions is now known as the Calvin cycle.
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noun (botany) a series of reactions, occurring during photosynthesis, in which glucose is synthesized from carbon dioxide noun Word Origin Calvin cycle A series of chemical reactions that occurs as part of the dark reactions of photosynthesis, in which carbon is broken away from gaseous carbon dioxide and fixed as organic carbon in compounds that […]
to give birth to a calf: The cow is expected to calve tomorrow. (of a glacier, an iceberg, etc.) to break up or splinter so as to produce a detached piece. to give birth to (a calf). (of a glacier, an iceberg, etc.) to break off or detach (a piece): The glacier calved an iceberg. […]