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Dictionary definition for: Jacob

1. (n) French biochemist who (with Jacques Monod) studied regulatory processes in cells (born in 1920)

2. (n) (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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