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bezoar

noun be·zoar \ˈbē-ˌzr\

Definition of BEZOAR

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

Origin 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

bezoar

noun be·zoar \ˈbē-ˌzō(ə)r, -ˌz(ə)r\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BEZOAR

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

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