bodily fluid

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Noun1.bodily fluid - the liquid parts of the body
body substance - the substance of the body
aqueous humor, aqueous humour - the limpid fluid within the eyeball between the cornea and the lens
vitreous body, vitreous humor, vitreous humour - the clear colorless transparent jelly that fills the posterior chamber of the eyeball
endolymph - the bodily fluid that fills the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear
perilymph - the bodily fluid that fills the space between the bony labyrinth and the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear
ECF, extracellular fluid - liquid containing proteins and electrolytes including the liquid in blood plasma and interstitial fluid; "the body normally has about 15 quarts of extracellular fluid"
intracellular fluid - liquid contained inside the cell membranes (usually containing dissolved solutes)
succus, juice - any of several liquids of the body; "digestive juices"
karyolymph - a clear liquid in the cell nucleus in which the nucleolus and chromatin and other structures are dispersed
milk - produced by mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young
amnionic fluid, amniotic fluid, waters - the serous fluid in which the embryo is suspended inside the amnion; "before a woman gives birth her waters break"
blood - the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped through the body by the heart and contains plasma, blood cells, and platelets; "blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and carries away waste products"; "the ancients believed that blood was the seat of the emotions"
blood serum, serum - an amber, watery fluid, rich in proteins, that separates out when blood coagulates
chyle - a milky fluid consisting of lymph and emulsified fats; formed in the small intestine during digestion of ingested fats
lymph - a thin coagulable fluid (similar to plasma but) containing white blood cells (lymphocytes) and chyle; is conveyed to the blood stream by lymphatic vessels
come, seminal fluid, seed - the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
ink - dark protective fluid ejected into the water by cuttlefish and other cephalopods
secretion - a functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell
black bile, melancholy - a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the kidneys or spleen and to cause sadness and melancholy
yellow bile, choler - a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the liver and to cause irritability and anger
lochia - substance discharged from the vagina (cellular debris and mucus and blood) that gradually decreases in amount during the weeks following childbirth
sanies, suppuration, festering, ichor, purulence, pus - a fluid product of inflammation
cerebrospinal fluid, spinal fluid - clear liquid produced in the ventricles of the brain; fills and protects cavities in the brain and spinal cord
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"We have received a report of suspected tainted bodily fluid in cupcakes and we are currently investigating the matter to determine if indeed items were tainted," Fitzgerald said.
He has been charged with harassment, disorderly conduct, and lewdness and offenses touching of another with saliva, urine, feces or other bodily fluid, police documents obtained by the Smoking Gun show.
(Munich, Germany) have patented a method for diagnosing neurotransmission or developmental disorders in a mammal comprising the step of detecting in a bodily fluid of said mammal autoantibodies to an epitope of the muscle specific tyrosine kinase (MuSK).
(8) In addition, lower courts have subsequently ruled that individuals have constitutionally protected privacy interests in the results of bodily fluid analysis.
Twenty-four states have laws against assault with a bodily fluid in prisons, said Nicole Dewing, legislative coordinator with the Vermont State Employees' Association.
The commission found that samples of bodily fluid found on the murder victim did not come from Shirley, who was a sailor in the city at the time.
During the appeals trial, the high court, at the request of Haruyama's lawyers, conducted DNA tests of the bodily fluid from the bodies of the victims.
Normal evaporation of bodily fluid through the skin carries alcohol vapors into a penny-sized adhesive patch that turns green in the center when a certain blood alcohol level is reached.
* a body having a substantially fluid-absorbing core interposed between a substantially fluid-impermeable backing and a substantially fluid-permeable cover for absorbing bodily fluid, the body comprising:
A commode in the intensive care unit marked clean was stained with bodily fluid.