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1. francois jacob, jacob

French biochemist who (with Jacques Monod) studied regulatory processes in cells (born in 1920)

2. jacob

(Old Testament) son of Isaac; brother of Esau; father of the twelve patriarchs of Israel; Jacob wrestled with God and forced God to bless him, so God gave Jacob the new name of Israel (meaning one who has been strong against God')

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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1. Old Testament
the son of Isaac, twin brother of Esau, and father of the twelve patriarchs of Israel
2. Also called: Jacob sheep
any of an ancient breed of sheep having a fleece with dark brown patches and two or four horns

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a masculine name: dim. Jake, Jack; var. James; equiv. Fr. Jacques, It. Giácomo
2.  Bible
a son of Isaac, twin brother of Esau, and the father of the founders of the twelve tribes of Israel
also called Israel: Gen. 25:24-34

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see synonyms of jacob
French geneticist. He shared a 1965 Nobel Prize for his research on the regulation of gene expression, including the role of messenger RNA.
In the Bible, the son of Isaac and grandson of Abraham. His 12 sons became the progenitors of the 12 tribes of Israel.

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