Dalton

Definition of Dalton

n.1.John Dalton, scientist, born 1766, died 1844.
1.a unit of mass, approximately 1.66 x 10-24 grams; - it is approximately equal to the mass of one hydrogen atom, but the exact value differs slightly as used in physics and chemistry. It is used mostly to describe the size of proteins and nucleic acids in biochemistry.

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chemist, John Dalton, physicist
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