atrabiliary definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or concerning black bile.
    • melancholic or hypochondriac; atrabilious
    • Of or related to atra bilis or black bile, a fluid previously supposed to be produced by the kidneys.
    • Melancholic or hypohondriac; atrabilious; -- through the expected predominance of black colored bile, towards influence that the ancients attributed hypochondria, melancholy, and mania.
    • Of or associated with black colored bile.
    • melancholic or hypochondriac; atrabilious
    • Of or regarding atra bilis or black colored bile, a fluid formerly allowed to be produced by the kidneys.
    • Melancholic or hypohondriac; atrabilious; -- from the supposed predominance of black colored bile, into the influence which the ancients attributed hypochondria, melancholy, and mania.

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