Definition of Monod, Jacques Lucien in US English:

Monod, Jacques Lucien

proper noun

  • (1910–76), French biochemist. Together with fellow French biochemist François Jacob (1920–), he formulated a theory to explain how genes are activated, and, in 1961, he proposed the existence of messenger RNA. Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (1965), shared with Jacob and André Lwoff (1902–94).


Monod, Jacques Lucien