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Bile

Bile Meaning & Definition
Bile Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Bile?

[n] a digestive juice secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder; aids in the digestion of fats

Synonyms | Synonyms for Bile: gall

Related Terms | Find terms related to Bile: absorption | acerbity | acid | acidity | acidulousness | acrimony | anger | animosity | asperity | assimilation | autacoid | bad humor | bad temper | biliousness | bitter resentment | bitterness | bitterness of spirit | causticity | chalone | choler | corrosiveness | digestion | digestive secretion | digestive system | discontent | endocrine | gall | gastric juice | gastrointestinal tract | gnashing of teeth | hard feelings | heartburning | hormone | ill humor | ill nature | ill temper | ingestion | intestinal juice | liver | mucus | pancreas | pancreatic digestion | pancreatic juice | predigestion | prostatic fluid | rancor | rankling | rheum | saliva | salivary digestion | salivary glands | salivary secretion | secondary digestion | semen | slow burn | soreness | sourness | sperm | spleen | tears | thyroxin | virulence

See Also | digestive fluid | digestive juice

Bile In Webster's Dictionary

\Bile\, n. [L. bilis: cf. F. bile.] 1. (Physiol.) A yellow, or greenish, viscid fluid, usually alkaline in reaction, secreted by the liver. It passes into the intestines, where it aids in the digestive process. Its characteristic constituents are the bile salts, and coloring matters. 2. Bitterness of feeling; choler; anger; ill humor; as, to stir one's bile. --Prescott. Note: The ancients considered the bile to be the ``humor'' which caused irascibility.
\Bile\, n. [OE. byle, bule, bele, AS. b?le, b?l; skin to D. buil, G. beule, and Goth. ufbauljan to puff up. Cf. {Boil} a tumor, {Bulge}.] A boil. [Obs. or Archaic]

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