[lee-vee-mon-tl-chee-nee, ley-; Italian le-vee-mawn-tahl-chee-nee] /ˈli viˌmɒn tlˈtʃi ni, ˈleɪ-; Italian ˈlɛ viˌmɔn tɑlˈtʃi ni/
Rita, 1909–2012, U.S. neurologist, born in Italy: Nobel Prize 1986.
Levi-Montalcini Le·vi-Mon·tal·ci·ni (lē’vē-mŏn’tl-chē’nē, lě’vē-môn’täl-), Rita. Born 1909.
Italian-American developmental biologist. She shared a 1986 Nobel Prize for the discovery of the nerve growth factor.
Italian-born American developmental biologist who discovered the nerve growth factor (NGF), a bodily substance that stimulates the growth of nerve cells. For this work she shared with American biochemist Stanley Cohen the 1986 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine.
[lev-in] /ˈlɛv ɪn/ noun, Archaic. 1. . /ˈlɛvɪn/ noun 1. an archaic word for lightning
[luh-veen for 1; luh-vahyn for 2] /ləˈvin for 1; ləˈvaɪn for 2/ noun 1. Jack, 1915–2010, U.S. painter. 2. James Lawrence, born 1943, U.S. orchestral conductor and pianist.
[lev-er-it, -uh-reyt, lee-ver-it, -vuh-reyt] /ˈlɛv ər ɪt, -əˌreɪt, ˈli vər ɪt, -vəˌreɪt/ noun 1. the custom of marriage by a man with his brother’s widow, such marriage required in Biblical law if the deceased was childless. Deut. 25:5–10. /ˈlɛvɪrɪt/ noun 1. the practice, required by Old Testament law, of marrying the widow of one’s brother […]
- Levirate law
from Latin levir, “a husband’s brother,” the name of an ancient custom ordained by Moses, by which, when an Israelite died without issue, his surviving brother was required to marry the widow, so as to continue his brother’s family through the son that might be born of that marriage (Gen. 38:8; Deut. 25:5-10; comp. Ruth […]