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yellow bile

n.
One of the four humors of ancient and medieval physiology, thought to cause anger and bad temper when present in excess; choler.

yellow bile

n
(Physiology) archaic one of the four bodily humours, choler

yel′low bile′


n.
one of the four elemental bodily humors of medieval physiology, regarded as causing anger; choler.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.yellow bile - a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the liver and to cause irritability and anger
bodily fluid, body fluid, liquid body substance, humour, humor - the liquid parts of the body
Translations

yellow bile

n. bilis amarilla, uno de los cuatro humores del cuerpo según la antiguedad, que produce irritabilidad.
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