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Noun: Jacob  jey-kub
  1. (Old Testament) son of Isaac; brother of Esau; father of the twelve patriarchs of Israel; Jacob wrestled with God and forced God to bless him, so God gave Jacob the new name of Israel (meaning 'one who has been strong against God')
     
  2. French biochemist who (with Jacques Monod) studied regulatory processes in cells (1920-2013)
    - Fran├žois Jacob

Derived forms: Jacobs

Type of: biochemist, patriarch

Encyclopedia: Jacob, IL