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Bishop, (John) Michael Born 1936.
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American microbiologist who shared a 1989 Nobel Prize for his role in the discovery of oncogenes.

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Bish·op (bĭshəp), Elizabeth 1911-1979.
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American poet noted for her spare, largely descriptive works, such as “Filling Station” (1965).

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bish·op (bĭshəp)
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n.
1. A high-ranking Christian cleric, in modern churches usually in charge of a diocese and in some churches regarded as having received the highest ordination in unbroken succession from the apostles.
2. Abbr. B Games A usually miter-shaped chess piece that can move diagonally across any number of unoccupied spaces.
3. Mulled port spiced with oranges, sugar, and cloves.

[Middle English, from Old English bisceope, from Vulgar Latin *ebiscopus, from Late Latin episcopus, from Late Greek episkopos, from Greek, overseer : epi-, epi- + skopos, watcher; see spek- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

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