black bile


black bile

noun

Definition of BLACK BILE

:  a humor of medieval physiology believed to be secreted by the kidneys or spleen and to cause melancholy

First Known Use of BLACK BILE

1681

black bile

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BLACK BILE

: the one of the four humors of ancient and medieval physiology that was believed to be secreted by the kidneys and spleen and to cause melancholy

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