(1927-) British pharmacologist who discovered the wide role of prostaglandins in the human body, produced in response to illness and stress. He shared the 1982 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with Sune Bergström (1916– ) and Bengt Samuelson (1934– ) of Sweden.
(1613-1662) English politician. In 1640 elected a member of the Long Parliament, he was prominent in the impeachment of Archbishop Laud and in 1643–53 was in effect the civilian head of the Parliamentary government. At the Restoration of the monarchy he was executed.
ETYM Old Eng. and Eng. Prov. Eng. fane weathercock, banner, AS. fana a banner, flag.
(Homonym: vain, vein).
The flattened weblike part of a feather consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft; SYN. web.