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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

black′ bile′(n.)

  1. one of the four elemental bodily humors of medieval physiology, regarded as causing gloominess.

    Category: Physiology

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. black bile, melancholy(noun)

    a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the kidneys or spleen and to cause sadness and melancholy


  1. black bile(Noun)

    One of the four humours of ancient and mediaeval physiology, that was believed to be secreted by the kidneys and spleen and to cause melancholy and sadness when present in excess.


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