[dam, dahm] /dæm, dɑm/
(Carl Peter) Henrik
[kahrl pee-ter hen-rik;; Danish kahrl pey-tuh r hen-rik] /kɑrl ˈpi tɛr ˈhɛn rɪk;; Danish kɑrl ˈpeɪ tər ˈhɛn rɪk/ (Show IPA), 1895–1976, Danish biochemist: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1943.
a barrier of concrete, earth, etc, built across a river to create a body of water for a hydroelectric power station, domestic water supply, etc
a reservoir of water created by such a barrier
something that resembles or functions as a dam
verb dams, damming, dammed
(transitive) often foll by up. to obstruct or restrict by or as if by a dam
the female parent of an animal, esp of domestic livestock
interjection, adverb, adjective
(often used in combination) a variant spelling of damn (sense 1), damn (sense 2), damn (sense 3), damn (sense 4) damfool, dammit
(Carl Peter) Henrik (ˈhɛnrəɡ). 1895–1976, Danish biochemist who discovered vitamin K (1934): Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1943
“water barrier,” early 14c., probably from Old Norse dammr or Middle Dutch dam, both from Proto-Germanic *dammaz (cf. Old Frisian damm, German Damm), of unknown origin.
“animal mother,” c.1300, variant of dame (q.v.), also originally used, like that word, for “lady, mother;” but meanings diverged into separate spellings by 16c.
late 15c., from dam (n.1). Related: Dammed; damming.
A barrier against the passage of liquid or loose material, especially a rubber sheet used in dentistry to isolate one or more teeth from the rest of the mouth.
Dam (dām, däm), (Carl Peter) Henrik. 1895-1976.
Danish biochemist. He shared a 1943 Nobel Prize for the discovery of vitamin K.
divorced Asian male
see: water over the dam
hepatogenic hep·a·to·gen·ic (hěp’ə-tə-gěn’ĭk) or hep·a·tog·e·nous (-tŏj’ə-nəs) adj. Formed or originating in the liver.
/ˌhɛpəˈtɒdʒɪnəs/ adjective 1. originating in the liver
- Hepatogenous jaundice
hepatogenous jaundice n. Jaundice resulting from liver disease, not from changes in the blood.
hepatography hep·a·tog·ra·phy (hěp’ə-tŏg’rə-fē) n. Radiographic examination of the liver.