Definition of Hodgkin, Dorothy in US English:

Hodgkin, Dorothy

proper noun

  • (1910–94), British chemist; full name Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin. She developed Sir Lawrence Bragg's X-ray diffraction technique for investigating the structure of crystals and applied it to complex organic compounds. She determined the structures of penicillin, vitamin B₁₂, and insulin. Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1964).


Hodgkin, Dorothy