Humoral pathology
Humoral Hu"mor*al, a. [Cf. F. humoral.] Pertaining to, or proceeding from, the humors; as, a humoral fever. [1913 Webster]

{Humoral pathology} (Med.), the pathology, or doctrine of the nature of diseases, which attributes all morbid phenomena to the disordered condition of the fluids or humors of the body. [1913 Webster]


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