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Robert (Charles) born 1937, U.S. scientist, specializing in cancer and AIDS research.
a combining form representing Gallic, in the formation of compound words:
Contemporary Examples

Wesleyan Rap Genius: “We Have Girlfriends. How Can We Promote Sexual Assault?” Olivia Nuzzi June 5, 2014
Europe’s Hidden Ebola Cases Barbie Latza Nadeau October 14, 2014
Which Country Should Snowden Live In? Sarah Hedgecock July 6, 2013
Wesleyan Rap Genius: “We Have Girlfriends. How Can We Promote Sexual Assault?” Olivia Nuzzi June 5, 2014
Napa’s Earthquake Is Not The Only Thing Shaking The Vineyards Clive Irving August 30, 2014

Historical Examples

Quo Vadis Henryk Sienkiewicz
Anson’s Voyage Round the World Richard Walter
The Romance of Natural History, Second Series Philip Henry Gosse
Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 1 (of 2) Thomas Mitchell
Notable Voyagers W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith

combining form
denoting Gaul or France: Gallo-Roman


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