Definition of Bile

1. Noun. A digestive juice secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder; aids in the digestion of fats.

Exact synonyms: Gall
Generic synonyms: Digestive Fluid, Digestive Juice
Derivative terms: Biliary, Biliary, Bilious

Definition of Bile

1. n. A yellow, or greenish, viscid fluid, usually alkaline in reaction, secreted by the liver. It passes into the intestines, where it aids in the digestive process. Its characteristic constituents are the bile salts, and coloring matters.

2. n. A boil.

Definition of Bile

1. Noun. (biochemistry) A bitter brownish-yellow or greenish-yellow secretion produced by the liver, stored in the gall bladder, and discharged into the duodenum where it aids the process of digestion. ¹

2. Noun. bitterness of temper; ill humour; irascibility. ¹

3. Noun. Two of the four humours, black bile or yellow bile, in ancient and medieval physiology. ¹

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Definition of Bile

1. a fluid secreted by the liver [n -S]

Medical Definition of Bile

1. A greenish-yellow fluid secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder. Bile plays an important role in the intestinal absorption of fats. Bile is secreted by the liver and contains cholesterol, bile salts and waste products such as bilirubin. Bile salts aid in the digestion of fats. Bile passes out of the liver via the bile duct where it is stored in the gallbladder and released in response to a fat-containing meal. (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bile

bile (current term)
bile-salt sulfotransferase
bile acid
bile acid-CoA ligase
bile acid 3alpha-sulfate sulfohydrolase
bile acid 7 alpha-dehydroxylase
bile acid 7alpha-dehydratase
bile acid tolerance test
bile acids
bile acids and salts
bile alcohol
bile canaliculi
bile capillary
bile cyst
bile duct

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