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Lester, U.S. otologist. See: Brown sign.


Harold W., 20th-century U.S. ophthalmologist. See: Brown syndrome.


James, U.S. plastic surgeon, 1899-1971. See: Brown-Adson forceps.


James H., 20th-century U.S. microbiologist. See: Brown-Brenn stain.


Robert, English botanist, 1773-1858. See: brownian motion, brownian movement, brownian-Zsigmondy movement.
A number of individuals with the surname Brown have become the namesake for various conditions, including

(1) C.H. Brown (Brown-Vialetto-van Laere syndrome, also known as pontobulbar palsy with deafness);

(2) C.L. Brown (Brown-Symmers disease, also known as acute infantile encephalopathy);

(3) G.E. Brown (Horton-Magath-Brown syndrome, also known as Horton syndrome);

(4) J.W. Brown (Brown syndrome, also known as neural crest syndrome); and

(5) S.I. Brown (Brown syndrome, a term of recent vintage for corneal oedema following cataract extraction)


1. a composite color, therefore variable from creamy to dark brown which is almost black, made from black, red and yellow.
2. a coat color; in horses a brown coat with a tan muzzle; a few hairs of another color may be scattered through the coat creating a brown roan (white admixture), brown chestnut (admixture of chestnut), etc. A brown-ticked gray is a gray horse with wheat grain sized patches of brown hairs scattered through the coat; in cattle a rich creamy brown as in Brown Swiss and many other indigenous breeds.

Patient discussion about Brown

Q. Is there any difference between brown eggs and white eggs? My fitness instructor suggested me to have brown eggs instead of white eggs so is there any difference between brown eggs and white eggs?

A. I have to agree with you. Never heard of any difference between the two and it doesnt sound reasonable that one is better to your health than the other...

Q. hey how about having brown rice in place of white or boiled rice…….?

A. Brown rice is a good carb, plus I personally think it tastes delicious.

Q. what is more healthy, brown sugar or fruit sugar?

A. fruit sugar

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Hindleg with coxa, femur, and tibia brownish gray dorsally, white ventrally; tibia with gray hairs dorsally, white hairs ventrally; tarsomeres entirely dark brown, except 1st segment white ventrally.
Of the 80 progeny analyzed, 40 were bright orange and 40 were brownish purple.
It's of brownish colour and from the perspective of craftsmanship, it is finely chiselled out," said Khurshid Ahmad Qadri, Director, Archives Archaeology and Museums of Jammu and Kashmir.
Juvenile rectrices less often show brownish edging extending to feather tips (Stiles and Skutch 1989); variation occurs for at least some rectrices within both age groups as some juveniles have complete brown tips and some AHY/ASYs have rufous extending to the tip.
The fungus balls are brownish spheres that don't look like the white, sausage-shaped termite eggs.
When a cow burps, it spews these gases into the air, where they react with sunlight and other compounds to produce a brownish haze called smog.
After all, he was brownish, wearing a heavy coat in the middle of summer, he leapt a barrier, ran away and refused to stop when challenged.
On looking at the brownish tainted ceiling you will quickly realise something quite sobering - what does the inside of your lungs look like and the arteries to your heart
It is lithologically represented by brownish, brownish-gray clays with jarosite tarnish and inter-layers of gray, fine-grained sandstones, and by marlaceous and sideritic concretions.
Also in the back room was a large wooden apparatus, part easel, part crucifix, holding sheets of linen soiled with a brownish red fluid--the remains, apparently, of some offstage blood rite.
From outside it is covered with a hard spiky brownish shell, when it breaks by itself, it means that it is already too ripe.