Atrabiliary
Atrabiliary At`ra*bil"ia*ry, a. 1. Of or pertaining to atra bilis or black bile, a fluid formerly supposed to be produced by the kidneys. [1913 Webster]

2. Melancholic or hypohondriac; atrabilious; -- from the supposed predominance of black bile, to the influence of which the ancients attributed hypochondria, melancholy, and mania. [1913 Webster]

{Atrabiliary arteries}, {capsules}, and {veins} (Anat.), those pertaining to the kidney; -- called also renal arteries, capsules, and veins. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Atrabiliary arteries — Atrabiliary At ra*bil ia*ry, a. 1. Of or pertaining to atra bilis or black bile, a fluid formerly supposed to be produced by the kidneys. [1913 Webster] 2. Melancholic or hypohondriac; atrabilious; from the supposed predominance of black bile, to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Atrabiliary capsule — Capsule Cap sule (k[a^]p s[=u]l), n. [L. capsula a little box or chest, fr. capsa chest, case, fr. capere to take, contain: cf. F. capsule.] 1. (Bot.) a dry fruit or pod which is made up of several parts or carpels, and opens to discharge the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • atrabiliary capsule — Capsule Cap sule (k[a^]p s[=u]l), n. [L. capsula a little box or chest, fr. capsa chest, case, fr. capere to take, contain: cf. F. capsule.] 1. (Bot.) a dry fruit or pod which is made up of several parts or carpels, and opens to discharge the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • capsules — Atrabiliary At ra*bil ia*ry, a. 1. Of or pertaining to atra bilis or black bile, a fluid formerly supposed to be produced by the kidneys. [1913 Webster] 2. Melancholic or hypohondriac; atrabilious; from the supposed predominance of black bile, to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • veins — Atrabiliary At ra*bil ia*ry, a. 1. Of or pertaining to atra bilis or black bile, a fluid formerly supposed to be produced by the kidneys. [1913 Webster] 2. Melancholic or hypohondriac; atrabilious; from the supposed predominance of black bile, to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adrenal capsule — Capsule Cap sule (k[a^]p s[=u]l), n. [L. capsula a little box or chest, fr. capsa chest, case, fr. capere to take, contain: cf. F. capsule.] 1. (Bot.) a dry fruit or pod which is made up of several parts or carpels, and opens to discharge the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adrenal gland — Capsule Cap sule (k[a^]p s[=u]l), n. [L. capsula a little box or chest, fr. capsa chest, case, fr. capere to take, contain: cf. F. capsule.] 1. (Bot.) a dry fruit or pod which is made up of several parts or carpels, and opens to discharge the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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