Definitions for DE VRIESdə ˈvris
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deVries, De Vries, Hugo deVries, Hugo De Vries(noun)
Dutch botanist who rediscovered Mendel's laws and developed the mutation theory of evolution (1848-1935)
De Vries is a lunar impact crater on the far side of the Moon relative to the Earth. It lies about mid-way between the craters Racah to the north-northwest and Orlov to the south-southeast. An nameless walled plain lies between De Vries and Orlov, with the perimeter of this feature joining the two rims. This crater is not significantly eroded, although a small crater is attached to the exterior of the northern rim. Within the somewhat interior floor is a broad central rise offset just to the northeast of the midpoint.
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