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  1. cholagoguenoun

    Any agent that promotes the discharge of bile.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cholagogueadjective

    promoting the discharge of bile from the system

    Etymology: [Gr. cholagwgo`s; cholh` bile + 'agwgo`s leading, 'a`gein to lead: cf. F. cholagogue.]

  2. Cholagoguenoun

    an agent which promotes the discharge of bile from the system

    Etymology: [Gr. cholagwgo`s; cholh` bile + 'agwgo`s leading, 'a`gein to lead: cf. F. cholagogue.]

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  1. Cholagogue

    A cholagogue is a medicinal agent which promotes the discharge of bile from the system, purging it downward. In Patrick O'Brian's Post Captain, which is set in the Napoleonic era, Stephen Maturin, one of the book's main characters sits in the snug of the Rose and Crown in Deal, Kent, and drinks a "good" tea described as an "unrivalled cholagogue".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cholagogue

    kol′a-gog, n. a purgative causing evacuations of bile.—adj. Cholagog′ic. [Gr. cholē, bile, agōgos, leading.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cholagogue in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cholagogue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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