bezoar

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic بَازَهْر (bāzahr), from Middle Persian pʾtzhl (pādzahr, bezoar, antidote). In ancient times, bezoars from animals were ground up and ingested as remedies for various maladies and as antidotes to poisons.

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Noun[edit]

bezoar (plural bezoars)

  1. A mass, usually of hair or undigested vegetable matter, found in an animal's intestines; a hairball.
  2. An enterolith.

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

bezoar m (plural bezoares)

  1. bezoar (mass of undigested matter)

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

bezoar m (plural bezoares)

  1. bezoar