Definition of Pelletier, Pierre-Joseph in English:

Pelletier, Pierre-Joseph

proper noun

  • (1788–1842), French chemist. With his friend Joseph-Bienaimé Caventou(1795–1877) he isolated a number of alkaloids for the first time. Pelletier and Caventou also isolated the green pigment of leaves and gave it the name chlorophyll.

Pronunciation

Pelletier, Pierre-Joseph

/ˌpɛlɛˈtɪeɪ/