[ doo-bohs; French dy-baws ]

  1. Re·né Jules [ruh-neyjoolz; French ruh-neyzhyl], /rəˈneɪ dʒulz; French rəˈneɪ ʒül/, 1901–82, U.S. bacteriologist, born in France: early advocate of ecological concern.

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How to use Dubos in a sentence

  • “Moon was very proud of Mary,” recalls Dubos, co-owner of the respected weekly newspaper The Gambit.

  • Monsieur Dubos seemed somewhat of a character, and rather piqued himself on doing things that others might never have thought of.

    Sir Jasper Carew | Charles James Lever
  • Dubos, however, assigned me a duty which made a happy compromise between my self-esteem and my desire for employment.

    Sir Jasper Carew | Charles James Lever
  • The Abb Dubos supported and developed, as well as he was able, the opinion of Chardin.

    A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 3 (of 10) | Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
  • Dubos was half standing, half resting against the table, his arms folded upon his breast.

    All Roads Lead to Calvary | Jerome K. Jerome

Scientific definitions for Dubos


[ dōō-bôs, -bō, dü- ]

  1. French-born American bacteriologist noted for his research on natural antibiotics, tuberculosis, and environmental factors in disease. In 1939 he discovered tyrothricin, the first commercially produced antibiotic.

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