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atrabiliary


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Atrabiliary  \At`ra*bil"ia*ry\,  a. 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  atra  bilis  or  black  bile,  a  fluid 
  formerly  supposed  to  be  produced  by  the  kidneys. 
 
  2.  Melancholic  or  hypohondriac;  atrabilious;  --  from  the 
  supposed  predominance  of  black  bile,  to  the  influence  of 
  which  the  ancients  attributed  hypochondria,  melancholy, 
  and  mania. 
 
  {Atrabiliary  arteries},  {capsules},  and  {veins}  (Anat.), 
  those  pertaining  to  the  kidney;  --  called  also  renal 
  arteries,  capsules,  and  veins.