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  • adj. Of or relating to black bile.
  • adj. melancholic or hypochondriac; atrabilious

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to atra bilis or black bile, a fluid formerly supposed to be produced by the kidneys.
  • adj. Melancholic or hypohondriac; atrabilious; -- from the supposed predominance of black bile, to the influence of which the ancients attributed hypochondria, melancholy, and mania.


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