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Noun: beadle  bee-d(u)l
Usage: Brit
  1. A minor parish official who serves a ceremonial function
Noun: Beadle  bee-d(u)l
  1. United States biologist who discovered how hereditary characteristics are transmitted by genes (1903-1989)
    - George Beadle, George Wells Beadle

Derived forms: beadles

Type of: biologist, functionary, life scientist, official

Encyclopedia: Beadle, John