Physiology. a bitter, alkaline, yellow or greenish liquid, secreted by the liver, that aids in absorption and digestion, especially of fats.
ill temper; peevishness.
Old Physiology. either of two humors associated with anger and gloominess.
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How to use bile in a sentence
That’s because the ancient recipes often also list bizarre or even dangerous ingredients, from bile acids and calves’ hooves to lead and the poisonous bryony plant.These researchers are unlocking Renaissance beauty secrets | Rina Diane Caballar | August 12, 2022 | Science News
bile, a yellow-green fluid, helps your body digest and absorb fats.
It can be green or yellow because it contains a lot of bile.
Biles sprung onto fans a new tumbling run at the 2019 world championships with that mind-blowing triple-double.Simone Biles Is Already the Best Gymnast Ever. She'll Be Even Better for Tokyo | Alice Park | June 24, 2021 | Time
If you have heard of bile, you may know that it comes from the gallbladder.
Indeed, few filmmakers get as much bile and vitriol spewed their way as the man behind Madea.Gone Girl’s Biggest Twist Is the Superb Tyler Perry | Alex Suskind | October 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
So why does Electronic Intifada direct so much more bile toward the former than the latter?
Jesse Singal reports on the latest attempts to stem the flow of Internet bile.Most Comments Are Horrible—Sites Look for Ways to Make Them Better | Jesse Singal | July 16, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
By now, American rage has refined itself—like wine mixed with bile—into various categories and degrees.From the JetBlue Pilot to Robert Bales, Cultural Road Rage Is Everywhere | Lee Siegel | March 28, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The surgery removes the right side of the pancreas, the gallbladder, and parts of the stomach, bile duct, and small intestine.
This, however, should not be accepted as proving the presence of bile without further tests.
It depends upon the fact that bile acids lower surface tension.
A trace of bile may be present as a result of excessive straining while the tube is in the stomach.
Putty-colored or "acholic" stools occur when bile is deficient, either from obstruction to outflow or from deficient secretion.
The shell is thick, and is surrounded by an uneven gelatinous envelop which is often stained with bile.
British Dictionary definitions for bile (1 of 2)
a bitter greenish to golden brown alkaline fluid secreted by the liver and stored in the gall bladder. It is discharged during digestion into the duodenum, where it aids the emulsification and absorption of fats
irritability or peevishness
archaic either of two bodily humours, one of which (black bile) was thought to cause melancholy and the other (yellow bile) anger
British Dictionary definitions for bile (2 of 2)
a Scot word for boil 1
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Scientific definitions for bile
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.
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Cultural definitions for bile
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