Definitions

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  • adj. Of a straining or purifying process
  • adj. Of the renal arteries and veins
  • n. A substance promoting bile or urine production

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to the kidneys; renal.
  • n. A medicine that excites the flow of bile.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In anatomy, draining out: applied to the renal arteries and veins, as draining the urine from the blood.
  • n. In anatomy, an emulgent vessel.
  • n. In pharmacology, a remedy which excites the flow of bile.

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Examples

  • That watery matter the two kidneys expurgate by those emulgent veins and ureters.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • The emulgent draw this superfluous moisture from the blood; the two ureters convey it to the bladder, which, by reason of his site in the lower belly, is apt to receive it, having two parts, neck and bottom: the bottom holds the water, the neck is constringed with a muscle, which, as a porter, keeps the water from running out against our will.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • The kidneys through the emulgent veins draw that aquosity from thence which you call urine, and there send it away through the ureters to be slipped downwards; where, in a lower receptacle, and proper for it, to wit, the bladder, it is kept, and stayeth there until an opportunity to void it out in his due time.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • The emulgent veins, like two cheesecakes. gilliflowers.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • I, and indeed others, have sometimes found valves in the emulgent veins, and in those of the mesentery, the edges of which were directed towards the vena cava and vena portae.

    The Harvard Classics Volume 38 Scientific Papers (Physiology, Medicine, Surgery, Geology)

  • The liver and the spleen are opposite parts; and as such, they are associated by arteries which arise by a single trunk (coeliac axis) from the aorta, and branch right and left, like indices pointing to the relationship between both these organs, in the same manner as the two emulgent arteries point to the opposite renal organs. 4thly.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • I, and indeed others, have sometimes found valves in the emulgent veins, and in those of the mesentery, the edges of which were directed towards the vena cava and vena portæ.

    XIII. The Third Position Is Confirmed: And the Circulation of the Blood is Demonstrated from It

  • That was all Exposures [1979] was about — a photograph album of film stars, rock idols, politicians’ wives, cocottes, catamites and assorted bits of International White Trash baring their teeth to the socially emulgent glare of the flash bulb: I am flashed, therefore I am. —

    Archive 2009-01-01

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