Associations to the word «Bile»


BILE, 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.
BILE, noun. Bitterness of temper; ill humour; irascibility.
BILE, noun. Two of the four humours, black bile or yellow bile, in ancient and medieval physiology.
BILE, noun. (obsolete) A boil (kind of swelling).
BILE ACID, noun. Any of the steroid acids produced by the liver, such as cholic acid, that occur in bile as sodium salts and serve to neutralize the contents of the stomach as they enter the duodenum and to aid the emulsification and absorption of fats
BILE ACIDS, noun. Plural of bile acid
BILE DUCT, noun. (anatomy) Any of a number of long tube-like structures that carry bile.
BILE DUCTS, noun. (anatomy) plural of bile duct
BILE PIGMENT, noun. (biochemistry) Any of several coloured compounds derived from porphyrin that are found in bile; principally bilirubin and biliverdin
BILE SALT, noun. The sodium salt of a bile acid; produced by the bile to neutralize the products leaving the stomach and to emulsify fatty material in it.
BILE SALTS, noun. Plural of bile salt
BILE SOAP, noun. A mixture of bile from slaughtered animals and soap; once used to remove heavy stains from textiles

Dictionary definition

BILE, noun. A digestive juice secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder; aids in the digestion of fats.

Wise words

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