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Noun: Jacobs
  1. English writer of macabre short stories (1863-1943)
    - W. W. Jacobs, William Wymark Jacobs
     
  2. United States writer and critic of urban planning (born in 1916)
    - Jane Jacobs
     
  3. Dutch physician who opened the first birth control clinic in the world in Amsterdam (1854-1929)
    - Aletta Jacobs
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

Type of: author, biochemist, doc [informal], doctor, Dr., MD, medico [informal], patriarch, physician, writer

Encyclopedia: Jacobs, Louisville

Jacob, Klaus