<medicine> Gently opening the bowels; laxative.

An aperient medicine or food.

Origin: L. Aperiens, p. Pr. Of aperire to uncover, open; ab + parire, parere, to bring forth, produce. Cf. Cover, Overt.

(01 Mar 1998)

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