co·​dis·​cov·​er ˌkō-di-ˈskə-vər How to pronounce codiscover (audio)
variants or co-discover
codiscovered or co-discovered; codiscovering or co-discovering

transitive + intransitive

: to discover (something) with one or more others : to be one of the discoverers of (something)
… James D. Watson, the scientist who co-discovered the double-helical structure of DNA …Steven Weinberg
codiscoverer noun
or co-discoverer
plural codiscoverers or co-discoverers
Dr. Seaborg has played a key role in basic research as codiscoverer of a number of new elements of matter … Chemical & Engineering News

Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of codiscover was in 1948

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Cite this Entry

“Codiscover.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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