aperient[ə pir′ē ənt]
aperient definition by Webster's New World
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Origin: Classical Latin aperiens, present participle of aperire: see aperture
aperient definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Gently stimulating evacuation of the bowels; laxative.noun
A mild laxative.
Origin: Latin aperiēns, aperient-, present participle of aperīre, to open; see wer-4 in Indo-European roots.