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Adrian

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Noun

1. adrian, hadrian, publius aelius hadrianus

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)

2. adrian, baron adrian, edgar douglas adrian

English physiologist who conducted research into the function of neurons; 1st baron of Cambridge (1889-1997)

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Edgar Douglas, Baron Adrian. 1889–1977, English physiologist, noted particularly for his research into the function of neurons: shared with Sherrington the Nobel prize for physiology and medicine 1932

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Adrian

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noun
a masculine name: fem. Adrienne
1. 
Adrian IV(born Nicholas Breakspear) 1100?-59; pope (1154-59): the only Eng. pope
2. 
E(dgar) D(ouglas)1st Baron Adrian of Cambridge 1889-1977; Eng. neurophysiologist

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Adrian

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British physiologist who shared a 1932 Nobel Prize for advances in the understanding of the nervous system, especially the transmission of electrical impulses from the sense organs.

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