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aperient

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adjective ape·ri·ent \ə-ˈpir-ē-ənt\

Definition of aperient

  1. :  gently moving the bowels :  laxative

aperient noun


Origin of aperient

Latin aperient-, aperiens, present participle of aperire


First Known Use: 1626


Medical Dictionary

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aperient

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adjective ape·ri·ent \ə-ˈpir-ē-ənt\

Medical Definition of aperient

  1. :  gently causing the bowels to move :  laxative




2

aperient

noun ape·ri·ent

Medical Definition of aperient

  1. :  an aperient agent




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