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ˈbi zɔr, -zoʊrbe·zoar

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Wiktionary

  1. bezoarnoun

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

  2. bezoarnoun

    An enterolith.

  3. Etymology: 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.)

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. BEZOARnoun

    A medicinal stone, formerly in high esteem as an antidote, and brought from the East Indies, where it is said to be found in the dung of an animal of the goat kind, called pazan; the stone being formed in its belly, and growing to the size of an acorn, and sometimes to that of a pigeon’s egg. Were the real virtues of this stone answereable to its reputed ones, it were doubtless a panacea. Indeed its rarity, and the peculiar manner of its formation, which is now supposed to be fabulous, have perhaps contributed as much to its reputation as its intrinsick worth. At present, it begins to be discarded in the practice of medicine, as of no efficacy at all. There are also some occidental bezoars brought from Peru, which are reckoned inferiour to the oriental. The name of this stone is also applied to several chymical compositions, designed for antidotes, or counter-poisons; as mineral, solar, and jovial bezoars. Savary. Ephraim Chambers

    Etymology: from pa, against, and zahar, poison, Persick.

Wikipedia

  1. Bezoar

    A bezoar is a mass often 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. The term has both modern (medical, scientific) and traditional usage.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bezoarnoun

    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

Wikidata

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bezoar

    bē′zōr, n. a stony concretion found in the stomachs of goats, antelopes, llamas, chamois, &c., formerly esteemed an antidote to all poisons. [Through Sp. bezaar and Ar. bāzahr, from Pers. pād-zahr, counter-poison, zahr, poison.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bezoar in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bezoar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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