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definition of the word bile

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Mid 16th century, via French from Latin bilis.

Singular
bile

Plural
uncountable

bile (uncountable)

  1. (biochemistry) A bitter brownish-yellow or greenish-yellow secretion produced by the liver, stored in the gall bladder, and discharged into the duodenum where it aids the process of digestion.
  2. bitterness of temper; ill humour; irascibility.
  3. Two of the four humours, black bile or yellow bile, in ancient and medieval physiology.


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