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

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1634

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black bile

noun

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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