dalton

noun
dal·ton | \ ˈdȯl-tᵊn \

Definition of dalton 

(Entry 1 of 3)

: atomic mass unit used chiefly in biochemistry

Dalton

biographical name
Dal·ton | \ ˈdȯl-tᵊn \

Definition of Dalton (Entry 2 of 3)

John 1766–1844 English chemist and physicist

Dalton

geographical name
Dal·ton | \ ˈdȯl-tᵊn \

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

noun
dal·ton | \ ˈdȯlt-ᵊn \

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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