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Synonyms of jacob

Noun


1. Jacob, Francois Jacob

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

2. Jacob, patriarch

usage: (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')

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