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trichophytobezoar

Pronunciation: trik'o-fi'to-be'zor

Definition: 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]

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