Definition of Bezoar

1. n. 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.



Definition of Bezoar

1. Noun. (chiefly British) A mass, usually of hair or undigested vegetable matter, found in an animal's intestines. A hairball. ¹

2. Noun. An enterolith. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bezoar

1. a gastric mass [n -S]

Medical Definition of Bezoar

1. Concretions of swallowed hair, fruit or vegetable fibres, or similar substances found in the alimentary canal. Usually a hard mass of entangled material sometimes found in the stomachs and intestines of animals and man. (03 Jul 1999)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bezoar

bezantlers
bezants
bezanty
bezaunt
bezazz
bezazzes
bezel
bezels
bezes
bezier
bezil
bezils
bezique
beziques
bezitramide
bezoar (current term)
bezoar goat
bezoar ibex
bezoardic
bezoardics
bezoars
bezonian
bezonians
bezsmertnovite
bezzant
bezzants
bezzazz
bezzazzes
bezzies
bezzle

Literary usage of Bezoar

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1. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1915)
"Among ancient Hindoos, bezoar stones from goats' stomachs were a well-known remedy, which is mentioned in the writings of Susruta in the twelfth century ..."

2. The American Historical Review by American historical association (1900)
"On coming out he sought and ate of health-giving herbs, and as a result the bezoar was concreted in his vitals.1 The cost of the bezoar, the " queen of ..."

3. Gotthold's Emblems, Or, Invisible Things Understood by Things that are Made by Christian Scriver (1857)
"A bezoar STONE was shown to Gotthold, which led him to observe: There is in ... The bezoar stone is produced in its entrails, and, though small at first, ..."

4. A History of the Earth, and Animated Natureby Oliver Goldsmith, Washington Irving by Oliver Goldsmith, Washington Irving (1854)
"The "word bezoar is supposed to take its name either from the pazan or pozar, ... The bezoar is of various colours—sometimes of a blood colour, sometimes of ..."

5. A Dictionary of Medical Terminology, Dental Surgery, and the Collateral Sciences by Chapin Aaron Harris (1855)
"bezoar OCCIDENTALE. The occidental bezoar, found in the fourth stomach of the ... Pulverized oriental bezoar stone. BI. From We, twice ; prefixed to words ..."

6. A Selection of Leading Cases, on Various Branches of the Law: With Notes by John William Smith, John Innes Clark Hare, Horace Binney Wallace, Henry Singer Keating, John William Wallace, James Shaw Willes (1855)
"The defendant sold to the plaintiff a etone : which he affirmed to be a bezoar stone, hut which proved not to be so. No action lit» again« Ыш, ..."

7. Tʻoung pao by Demiéville, Paul, Jan Julius Lodewijk Duyvendak, Henri Cordier, Paul Pelliot, Edouard Chavannes, Gustaaf Schlegel (1890)
"When the Urne turns to a yellow color, the bezoar is admitted to be genuine ... bezoar-stones of other animals are equally used, but mostly those of the cow ..."

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