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Search Results for: humors


Humor 1. Moisture, especially, the moisture or fluid of animal bodies, as the chyle, lymph, etc.; as, the humors of the eye,... Read More


Definition noun, plural: humors (physiology) A fluid or a semifluid of an animal body, particularly those located within the... Read More

Humoral theory

Definition noun An ancient Greek theory stating that the body is composed of four basic humors such as black bile, yellow... Read More


Definition noun An ancient doctrine or theory stating that the body is composed of four basic humors (from the Latin umore =... Read More


temper 1. The state of any compound substance which results from the mixture of various ingredients; due mixture of... Read More


steam 1. To emit steam or vapor. My brother's ghost hangs hovering there, O'er his warm blood, that steams into the air.... Read More

Aqueous humor

Definition noun, plural: aqueous humors A clear, watery body fluid secreted by the ciliary epithelium, and fills the... Read More


Derivation 1. A leading or drawing off of water from a stream or source. 2. The act of receiving anything from a source; the... Read More


Definition noun The state or practice of the humoral doctrine, which holds that the human body is composed of four basic... Read More


phlegmatic 1. Watery. Aqueous and phlegmatic. 2. Abounding in phlegm; as, phlegmatic humors; a phlegmatic constitution. 3.... Read More