trichophytobezoar


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trichophytobezoar

 [trik″o-fi″to-be´zor]
a bezoar composed of animal hair and vegetable fiber.

trich·o·phy·to·be·zoar

(trik'ō-fī'tō-bē'zōr),
A mixed hair and food ball, consisting of vegetable fibers, seeds and skins of fruits, and animal hair matted together to form a ball in the stomach of humans or other animals, especially ruminants.
Synonym(s): phytotrichobezoar
[tricho- + G. phyton, plant, + bezoar]

trichophytobezoar

/tricho·phy·to·be·zoar/ (trik″o-fi″to-be´zor) a bezoar composed of animal hair and vegetable fiber.

be·zoar

(bē'zōr)
A concretion formed in the alimentary canal of animals, and occasionally humans; formerly considered to be a useful medicine with magical properties and apparently still used for this purpose in some places; according to the substance forming the ball, may be termed trichobezoar (hairball), trichophytobezoar (hair and vegetable fiber mixed), or phytobezoar (foodball).
[Pers. padzahr, antidote]

trich·o·phy·to·be·zo·ar

(trik'ō-fī'tō-bē'zōr)
Mixed hair and food ball, consisting of vegetable fibers, seeds and skins of fruits, and animal hair matted together to form a ball in the stomach.
[tricho- + G. phyton, plant, + bezoar]

trichophytobezoar

a bezoar composed of animal hair and vegetable fiber.
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