Atropa

noun

At·​ro·​pa ˈa-trə-pə How to pronounce Atropa (audio)
: a genus of Eurasian and African herbs (as belladonna) of the family Solanaceae that have entire leaves, a usually bell-shaped calyx and corolla, and a fruit that is a berry and that are a source of medicinal alkaloids (as atropine and scopolamine)

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“Atropa.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Atropa. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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