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bezoar

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noun be·zoar \ˈbē-ˌzȯr\

Definition of bezoar

  1. :  any of various calculi found chiefly in the gastrointestinal organs and formerly believed to possess magical properties —called also bezoar stone



Origin and Etymology of bezoar

Middle French, from Medieval Latin, from Arabic dialect bezuwār, from Arabic bāzahr, from Persian pād-zahr, from pād protecting (against) + zahr poison


First Known Use: 1577


Medical Dictionary

bezoar

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noun be·zoar \ˈbē-ˌzō(ə)r, -ˌzȯ(ə)r\

Medical Definition of bezoar

  1. :  any of various calculi found in the gastrointestinal organs especially of ruminants—called also bezoar stone




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