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 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]


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  • 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… …   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

  • gland — An organized aggregation of cells functioning as a secretory or excretory organ. SYN: glandula (1) [TA]. [L. glans, acorn] accessory g. a small mass of glandular structure, detached from but lying near another and larger g., to which it is… …   Medical dictionary

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