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Noun: Adrian  ey-dree-un
  1. English physiologist who conducted research into the function of neurons; 1st baron of Cambridge (1889-1977)
    - Edgar Douglas Adrian, Baron Adrian
  2. Roman Emperor who was the adoptive son of Trajan; travelled throughout his empire to strengthen its frontiers and encourage learning and architecture; on a visit to Britain in 122 he ordered the construction of Hadrian's Wall (76-138)
    - Hadrian, Publius Aelius Hadrianus

Type of: Emperor of Rome, physiologist, Roman Emperor

Encyclopedia: Adrian, Ohio