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[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.
(lē’vē-mŏn’tl-chē’nē, lě’vē-mōn’täl-)
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.


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