from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to atra bilis or black bile, a fluid formerly supposed to be produced by the kidneys.
  • adjective Melancholic or hypohondriac; atrabilious; -- from the supposed predominance of black bile, to the influence of which the ancients attributed hypochondria, melancholy, and mania.
  • adjective (Anat.) those pertaining to the kidney; -- called also renal arteries, capsules, and veins.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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


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