Definition of Salk, Jonas Edward in English:

Salk, Jonas Edward

proper noun

  • (1914–95), US microbiologist. He developed the standard Salk vaccine against polio, using virus inactivated by formalin, in the early 1950s. He later became the director of the institute in San Diego that bears his name.

Pronunciation:

Salk, Jonas Edward

/sô(l)k/