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Dubois

[dy-bwah]
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  1. (Ma·rie) Eu·gène (Fran·çois Tho·mas) [ma-ree œ-zhen frahn-swa taw-mah] /maˈri œˈʒɛn frɑ̃ˈswa tɔˈmɑ/, 1858–1941, Dutch physical anthropologist and anatomist.
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Dubois

noun
  1. W (illiam) E (dward) B (urghardt). 1868–1963, US Black sociologist, writer, and political activist; a founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
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Dubois

[dōō-bwä]
  1. Dutch paleontologist who in 1891 discovered in Java a fossil hominid which he believed to be the so-called missing link between the apes and humans on the evolutionary ladder. He named it Pithecanthropus erectus, but it is now known as Homo erectus.
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