Definition of Salk, Jonas Edward in English:

Salk, Jonas Edward

proper noun

  • (1914–95), American microbiologist. He developed the standard Salk vaccine against polio, using virus inactivated by formalin, in the early 1950s, and later became the director of the institute in San Diego that now bears his name.

Pronunciation

Salk, Jonas Edward

/sɔːlk/