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  1. (noun, person) English biologist and a leading exponent of Darwin's theory of evolution (1825-1895)
  2. (noun, person) English writer; grandson of Thomas Huxley who is remembered mainly for his depiction of a scientifically controlled utopia (1894-1963)
  3. (noun, person) English physiologist who, with Alan Hodgkin, discovered the role of potassium and sodium ions in the transmission of the nerve impulse (born in 1917)

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Alternate forms of Huxley

Derivations: huxleian, huxleyan

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