Definitions for bezoarˈbi zɔr, -zoʊr

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

be•zoarˈbi zɔr, -zoʊr(n.)

  1. a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.

    Category: Zoology

Origin of bezoar:

1470–80; bezear < ML bezahar < Ar bā(di)zahr < Pers pād-zahr counterpoison


  1. bezoar(Noun)

    A mass, usually of hair or undigested vegetable matter, found in an animal's intestines. A hairball.

  2. bezoar(Noun)

    An enterolith.

  3. Origin: From pâdzahr , meaning "to expel poison." (In ancient times, bezoars from animals were ground up and ingested as remedies for various maladies and as antidotes to poisons.)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bezoar(noun)

    a calculous concretion found in the intestines of certain ruminant animals (as the wild goat, the gazelle, and the Peruvian llama) formerly regarded as an unfailing antidote for poison, and a certain remedy for eruptive, pestilential, or putrid diseases. Hence: Any antidote or panacea


  1. Bezoar

    A bezoar is a mass found trapped in the gastrointestinal system, though it can occur in other locations. A pseudobezoar is an indigestible object introduced intentionally into the digestive system. There are several varieties of bezoar, some of which have inorganic constituents and others organic.

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