By now, American rage has refined itself—like wine mixed with bile—into various categories and degrees.
The surgery removes the right side of the pancreas, the gallbladder, and parts of the stomach, bile duct, and small intestine.
Coulter is the extremely slim bartender whose private stock contains one drink: bile.
It can come during one of those loud late-night phone calls fueled by booze and bile that leave no insult unspoken.
Jesse Singal reports on the latest attempts to stem the flow of Internet bile.
Doctors know nothing whatever about bile, and liver-medicines are a superstition.
The gall bladder was filled with bile, and the pancreas indurated.
It contains not only the bile colouring matter but also the bile acids.
But treat him with contempt, and it raises his bile directly.
The bile and other juices that flow into the intestine perform important functions also.
1660s, from French bile (17c.) "bile," also, informally, "anger," from Latin bilis "fluid secreted by the liver," also one of the four humors (also known as choler), thus "anger, peevishness" (especially as black bile, 1797).
A bitter, alkaline, brownish-yellow or greenish-yellow fluid that is secreted by the liver, stored in the gallbladder, and discharged into the duodenum and aids in the emulsification, digestion, and absorption of fats. Also called gall1.
Either of two bodily humors, black bile or yellow bile, in ancient and medieval physiology.
A bitter, alkaline, brownish-yellow or greenish-yellow fluid that is secreted by the liver, concentrated and stored in the gallbladder, and discharged into the duodenum of the small intestine. It helps in the digestion of fats and the neutralization of acids, such as the hydrochloric acid secreted by the stomach. Bile consists of salts, acids, cholesterol, lipids, pigments, and water. ◇ Bile salts help in the emulsification, digestion, and absorption of fats. ◇ Bile pigments are waste products formed by the breakdown of hemoglobin from old red blood cells.
Note: Bile is sometimes used figuratively to denote bitterness in general: “His writing was full of bile.”