[uh-lek-sis;; French a-lek-see] /əˈlɛk sɪs;; French a lɛkˈsi/ (Show IPA), 1873–1944, French surgeon and biologist, in U.S. 1905–39: Nobel Prize 1912.
a small individual study room or private desk, often in a library, where a student or researcher can work undisturbed
Alexis (əˈlɛksɪs; French alɛksi). 1873–1944, French surgeon and biologist, active in the US (1905–39): developed a method of suturing blood vessels, making the transplantation of arteries and organs possible: Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1912
1590s, “study in a cloister,” from Medieval Latin carula “small study in a cloister,” of unknown origin; perhaps from Latin corolla “little crown, garland,” used in various senses of “ring” (e.g. of Stonehenge: “þis Bretons renged about þe feld, þe karole of þe stones beheld,” 1330); extended to precincts and spaces enclosed by rails, etc. Specific sense of “private cubicle in a library” is from 1919.
Carrel Car·rel (kə-rěl’, kār’əl), Alexis. 1873-1944.
French-born American surgeon and biologist. He won a 1912 Nobel Prize for his work on vascular ligature and grafting of blood vessels and organs.
Augustin Louis [oh-gy-stan lwee] /oʊ güˈstɛ̃ ˈlwi/ (Show IPA), 1789–1857, French mathematician. Historical Examples To the authors of these theories—Gauss, Green, Cauchy and others—he was a fit successor. Lord Kelvin Andrew Gray All our masters, from Laplace to Cauchy, have proceeded in the same way. The Foundations of Science: Science and Hypothesis, The Value of […]
Aimé Fernand [e-mey fer-nahn] /ɛˈmeɪ fɛrˈnɑ̃/ (Show IPA), 1913–2008, West Indian poet, playwright, and politician. Historical Examples “I will sell him to you, cesaire, for three pistoles” (thirty francs). Original Short Stories, Volume 10 (of 13) Guy de Maupassant Marie, go away for five minutes to your room, while I talk to cesaire. Original Short […]
Alexis Emmanuel [uh-lek-sis i-man-yoo-uh l;; French a-lek-see e-ma-ny-el] /əˈlɛk sɪs ɪˈmæn yu əl;; French a lɛkˈsi ɛ ma nüˈɛl/ (Show IPA), 1841–94, French composer. Historical Examples For some reason, which I do not pretend to fathom, Chabrier has introduced a popular Irish melody into his score! Masters of French Music Arthur Hervey Chabrier is said […]
Alexander, 1759–1834, Scottish biographer, editor, and journalist. Historical Examples Chalmers wrote respectable verses on a number of subjects, but his muse was especially of a humorous tendency. The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume II. Various It will be guessed that Mr. Chalmers Payne was in an irritable frame of mind. Quaint Courtships Various On Chalmers’s writing-table […]