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Noun: Huxley  húk-slee
  1. English physiologist who, with Alan Hodgkin, discovered the role of potassium and sodium ions in the transmission of the nerve impulse (born in 1917)
    - Andrew Huxley, Andrew Fielding Huxley
     
  2. English writer; grandson of Thomas Huxley who is remembered mainly for his depiction of a scientifically controlled utopia (1894-1963)
    - Aldous Huxley, Aldous Leonard Huxley
     
  3. English biologist and a leading exponent of Darwin's theory of evolution (1825-1895)
    - Thomas Huxley, Thomas Henry Huxley

Derived forms: Huxleys

Type of: author, biologist, life scientist, physiologist, writer

Encyclopedia: Huxley, Iowa