Definition of Eijkman, Christiaan in English:

Eijkman, Christiaan

proper noun

  • (1858–1930), Dutch physician. Eijkman's work resulted in a simple cure for the disease beriberi and led to the discovery of the vitamin thiamine. Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (1929).

Pronunciation:

Eijkman, Christiaan

/ˈeɪkmən/