Definition of


  1. (noun, animal) wild ox of the Malay Archipelago
  2. (noun, person) Canadian physiologist who discovered insulin with C. H. Best and who used it to treat diabetes(1891-1941)

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Alternate forms of Banting

Hypernyms: ox, wild ox

Origin of the word Banting

  1. system for weight loss through diet control, named for William Banting (1797?1878), English undertaker who invented it, tested it himself, and promoted it in his 1863 booklet "Letter on Corpulence, Addressed to the Public." Although the word is a surname, it was used like a verbal noun in -ing. ("She is banting"). more

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Words that sound like Banting

banding, bandung, banteng, bending, bent hang, benthonic, binding, bonding, bonnet macaque, bonnet monkey, boundedness, bunting

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