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Duboisia

noun Du·boi·sia \ d(y)ü-ˈbȯi-zē-ə \

medical Definition of Duboisia

: a genus of white-flowered Australian shrubs or small trees of the family Solanaceae that yield alkaloids having an action similar to atropine

Biographical Note for duboisia

  • Dubois play \d(y)üb-ˈwä, dᵫ̅-bwȧ\, François Noel Alexandre (1752–1824), French botanist. Dubois was a prolific writer of botanical works, none of which have proved to be of lasting significance. The genus Duboisia was named in his honor in 1810 by the British botanist Robert Brown (1773–1858).

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