Definition of Prout's hypothesis in English:

Prout's hypothesis

noun

Chemistry
historical
  • The hypothesis that the atomic weights of chemical elements are integral multiples of the atomic weight of hydrogen.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William A. Miller (1817–1870), chemist. Fromthe genitive of the name of William Prout, English chemist and physician + hypothesis.

Pronunciation

Prout's hypothesis

/ˈpraʊts hʌɪˌpɒθɪsɪs/