bile


bile
bile [bīl]
n.
[Fr < L bilis]
1. the bitter, alkaline, yellow-brown or greenish fluid secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder: it is discharged into the duodenum and helps in digestion, esp. of fats
2.
a) either of two bodily humors (black bile, or melancholy, and yellow bile, or choler) in ancient physiology
b) bitterness; anger

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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