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Dalton

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Noun

1. dalton, john dalton

English chemist and physicist who formulated atomic theory and the law of partial pressures; gave the first description of red-green color blindness (1766-1844)

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Dalton

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John. 1766–1844, English chemist and physicist, who formulated the modern form of the atomic theory and the law of partial pressures for gases. He also gave the first accurate description of colour blindness, from which he suffered
noun
another name for atomic mass unit

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Dalton

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John1766-1844; Eng. chemist & physicist
noun
atomic mass unit

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American outlaw noted for his exploits as a horse thief, train robber, and leader of the Dalton gang, which included his two brothers.
British chemist whose pioneer work on the properties of gases led to his formulation of the atomic theory. He also studied his own condition of colorblindness.

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