American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A bitter, alkaline, brownish-yellow or greenish-yellow fluid that is secreted by the liver, stored in the gallbladder, and discharged into the duodenum and aids in the emulsification, digestion, and absorption of fats. Also called gall1.
- n. Bitterness of temper; ill humor; irascibility.
- n. Either of two bodily humors, black bile or yellow bile, in ancient and medieval physiology.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An inflamed tumor; a boil. See boil.
- n. A yellow bitter liquid secreted by the liver and collected by the biliary ducts to be conveyed into the duodenum. Its most important constituents are the bile-salts, sodium glycocholate and sodium taurocholate, and the bile-pigments, bilirubin and biliverdin, with cholesterin. The bile renders the contents of the duodenum alkaline. It aids the emulsionizing of the fats, apparently by increasing the solubility of soaps, assists the passage of the fats through the intestinal walls, and stimulates peristalsis. Also called
- n. Figuratively, ill nature; peevishness; bitterness of feeling: because the bile was fancied to be the seat of ill humor.
- n. An obsolete form of bill.
- n. 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.
- n. bitterness of temper; ill humour; irascibility.
- n. Two of the four humours, black bile or yellow bile, in ancient and medieval physiology.
- n. obsolete A boil (kind of swelling).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (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.
- n. Bitterness of feeling; choler; anger; ill humor.
- n. Obs. or Archaic A boil.
- n. a digestive juice secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder; aids in the digestion of fats
- Akin to Dutch buil and German Beule. (Wiktionary)
- French, from Latin bīlis. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I see what you call a bile, and maybe you think it hurts, but I know it don't.”
“Yes, you feeding into, enhancing and spooning out this same bile is exactly what they count on and look forward too.”
“A Roman named Pliny the elder (AD 23-79) wrote about the use of this herb to move bile from the liver.”
“And just in case you're not sold yet, and he's got a special place in his liver (or wherever bile is created) for the "Twilight" soundtrack!”
“Jaundice which is caused by an impediment to the flow of bile from the liver cells to the duodenum.”
“Steroid acids found in bile (i.e. taurocholic and glycocholic acids).”
“Biliary atresia is a serious liver disorder that occurs shortly after birth when a newborn's bile ducts (the tubes that carry bile from the liver) become blocked.”
“The tube that carries bile from the gallbladder into the common bile duct and the small intestine”
“The tube that carrie bile from the liver to the small intestine.”
“Yes, all that bile from a bitter epub author — that I thought long since excreted, or whatever it is that happens to bile — magically appears and rises in my throat, causing me to laugh my socks off.”
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