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Pronunciation: sko-po'le-a

Definition: The dried rhizome and roots of Scopolia carniolica (family Solanaceae), an herb of Austria, Bavaria, Hungary, southwestern Russia, and neighboring countries of Europe; it resembles belladonna in pharmacologic action.

[G.A. Scopoli, Italian naturalist, 1723–1788]

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