Lyon definition by Webster's New World
Lyon, Mary 1797-1849; U.S. educator
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city in EC France, at the juncture of the Rhone & Saône rivers: pop. 415,000
Lyon definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A city of east-central France at the confluence of the Rhone and Saône rivers north of Marseille. Founded in 43 B.C. as a Roman colony, it was the principal city of Gaul and an important religious center after the introduction of Christianity. Its silk industry dates to the 15th century. Population: 466,000.
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, Mary Mason 1797-1849.
American educator who founded (1837) Mount Holyoke College, the first American institution of higher learning for women.
Lyon - Cultural Definition
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lyon - Medical Definition
, Mary Frances Born 1925.
British geneticist whose research on mice led to her formulation of the Lyon hypothesis.