\bˈɛzɔː], \bˈɛzɔː], \b_ˈɛ_z_ɔː]\
Definitions of BEZOAR
- 2010 - Medical Dictionary Database
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
- 1790 - A Complete Dictionary of the English Language
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By DataStellar Co., Ltd
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
A calculous concretion, found in the stomach, intestines, and bladder of animals. Wonderful virtues were formerly attributed to these Bezoars. There were two great varieties: the Bez'oar orienta'le, An'imal Bezoar'ticum orienta'le, formed in the fourth stomach of the gazelle of India (Gazel'la In'dica, or rather Antilo'pus cervica'pra:) and the Bez'oar occidenta'le, Animal Bezoar'ticum occidenta'le, found in the fourth stomach of the wild goat or chamois of Peru. These substances were esteemed to be powerful alexipharmics; but the former was the more valued. It was believed that no poison, and no eruptive, pestilential, or putrid disease, could resist its influence. As so many virtues were ascribed to it, other animal concretions were substituted for it; and factitious Bezoards were made of crabs' eyes and claws, bruised and mixed with musk, ambergris, &c.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
By Smith Ely Jelliffe