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(Encyclopedia) kinetin k?n?t?n, one of a group of chemically similar plant hormones, the cytokinins, that promote cell division. In some instances kinetin acts together with another hormone,?

Gates, John Warne

(Encyclopedia) Gates, John Warne, 1855?1911, American financier and promoter, known as Bet-a-Million Gates, b. near Chicago. He discovered a market for wire fencing on the Western plains, began the?

Arctic Council

(Encyclopedia) Arctic Council, intergovernmental forum established to promote cooperation, coordination, and interaction among the arctic nations, with the involvement of indigenous peoples and?

Gadsden, James

(Encyclopedia) Gadsden, Jamesg?dzd?n, 1788?1858, American railroad promoter and diplomat, b. Charleston, S.C.; grandson of Christopher Gadsden. He served in the War of 1812, under Andrew Jackson?


(Encyclopedia) hygiene, science of preserving and promoting the health of both the individual and the community. It has many aspects: personal hygiene (proper living habits, cleanliness of body and?

Gooch, Sir William

(Encyclopedia) Gooch, Sir William go?och, 1681?1751, colonial governor of Virginia (1727?49), b. Yarmouth, England. He came to Virginia after distinguished service with the British army. Nominally,?

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

(Encyclopedia) United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), specialized agency of the United Nations. Headquartered in Vienna, it was organized in 1966 and made a specialized UN agency?

Terry, Alfred Howe

(Encyclopedia) Terry, Alfred Howe, 1827?90, American general, b. Hartford, Conn. A lawyer, he led a regiment of Connecticut volunteers at the first battle of Bull Run in the Civil War. Made a?