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Dictionary Definition



1 Scottish geneticist (son of John Haldane) who contributed to the development of population genetics; a popularizer of science and a Marxist (1892-1964) [syn: J. B. S. Haldane, John Burdon Sanderson Haldane]
2 Scottish physiologist and brother of Richard Haldane and Elizabeth Haldane; noted for research into industrial diseases (1860-1936) [syn: John Haldane, John Scott Haldane]
3 Scottish writer and sister of Richard Haldane and John Haldane (1862-1937) [syn: Elizabeth Haldane, Elizabeth Sanderson Haldane]
4 Scottish statesman and brother of Elizabeth and John Haldane (1856-1928) [syn: Richard Haldane, Richard Burdon Haldane, First Viscount Haldane of Cloan]

Extensive Definition

Haldane (Half Dane) is the surname of an aristocratic Scottish family which includes various scientists and churchmen:
Haldane is the surname of a fictional family in the Deryni novels of Katherine Kurtz:


There are (at least) two Haldane craters:
haldane in French: Haldane
haldane in Japanese: ホールデン
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