Metchnikoff

biographical name Metch·ni·koff \ ˈmech-nə-ˌkȯf \

Definition of Metchnikoff

Élie 1845–1916 originally Ilya Ilich Mech*ni*kov play \ˈmyāch-nyi-ˌkȯf\ French (Russian-born) zoologist and bacteriologist

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