aperient[ə pir′ē ənt]
Origin of aperientClassical Latin aperiens, present participle of aperire: see aperture
Gently stimulating evacuation of the bowels; laxative.
A mild laxative.
Origin of aperientLatin aperiēns, aperient-, present participle of aperīre, to open; see wer-4 in Indo-European roots.
- having a gentle laxative effect.