dalton

noun
dal·​ton | \ ˈdȯl-tᵊn How to pronounce dalton (audio) \

Definition of dalton

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: atomic mass unit used chiefly in biochemistry

Dalton

biographical name
Dal·​ton | \ ˈdȯl-tᵊn How to pronounce Dalton (audio) \

Definition of Dalton (Entry 2 of 3)

John 1766–1844 English chemist and physicist

Dalton

geographical name
Dal·​ton | \ ˈdȯl-tᵊn How to pronounce Dalton (audio) \

Definition of Dalton (Entry 3 of 3)

city in northwestern Georgia population 33,128

First Known Use of dalton

Noun

circa 1928, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dalton

Noun

John Dalton †1844 English chemist

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“Dalton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dalton. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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dalton

noun
dal·​ton | \ ˈdȯlt-ᵊn How to pronounce dalton (audio) \

Medical Definition of dalton

: a unit of mass for expressing masses of atoms, molecules, or nuclear particles equal to ¹/₁₂ of the atomic mass of the most abundant carbon isotope 12C : atomic mass unit used chiefly in biochemistry abbreviation d

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