yellow bile
noun Date: circa 1823 a humor believed in medieval physiology to be secreted by the liver and to cause irascibility

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • yellow bile — yel′low bile′ n. phl one of the four elemental bodily humors of medieval physiology, regarded as causing anger; choler • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • yellow bile — one of the four elemental bodily humors of medieval physiology, regarded as causing anger; choler. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • yellow bile — noun One of the four humours of ancient and mediaeval physiology, that was believed to be secreted by the liver and to cause irascibility, anger, and bad temper when present in excess. Syn: choler …   Wiktionary

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  • yellow bile — noun a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the liver and to cause irritability and anger • Syn: ↑choler • Hypernyms: ↑liquid body substance, ↑bodily fluid, ↑body fluid, ↑humor, ↑humour …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bile — or gall is a bitter yellow or green alkaline fluid secreted by hepatocytes from the liver of most vertebrates. In many species, bile is stored in the gallbladder between meals and upon eating is discharged into the duodenum where the bile aids… …   Wikipedia

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  • bile — /buyl/, n. 1. Physiol. a bitter, alkaline, yellow or greenish liquid, secreted by the liver, that aids in absorption and digestion, esp. of fats. 2. ill temper; peevishness. 3. Old Physiol. either of two humors associated with anger and… …   Universalium

  • Bile — is a yellow green fluid that is made by the liver, stored in the gallbladder and passes through the common bile duct into the duodenum where it helps digest fat. The principal components of bile are cholesterol, bile salts, and the pigment… …   Medical dictionary

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