Definition of Eijkman, Christiaan in English:

Eijkman, Christiaan

proper noun

  • (1858–1930), Dutch physician. His work resulted in a simple cure for beriberi and led to the discovery of the vitamin thiamine. Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (1929), shared with Frederick G. Hopkins.

Pronunciation:

Eijkman, Christiaan

/ˈīkmən/