[ hyoo-mer-uhl or, often, yoo- ]
/ ˈhyu mər əl or, often, ˈyu- /
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adjective Physiology.

of, relating to, or proceeding from a fluid of the body.



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Origin of humoral

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English word from Medieval Latin word hūmōrālis.See humor, -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for humoral

/ (ˈhjuːmərəl) /


immunol denoting or relating to a type of immunity caused by free antibodies circulating in the blood
obsolete of or relating to the four bodily fluids (humours)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for humoral

[ hyōōmər-əl ]


Relating to body fluids, especially serum.
Relating to or arising from any of the bodily humors.
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