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Definition of Bezoar

Bezoar: A clump or wad of swallowed food or hair. Bezoars can block the digestive system, especially the exit of the stomach. A bezoar composed of hair is called a trichobezoar. A bezoar composed of vegetable materials is called a phytobezoar. A bezoar composed of hair and food is called a trichophytobezoar.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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