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Definitions of bile:

part of speech: noun

Gall, fel; the yellowish brown or green fluid secreted by the liver; it contains sodium glycocholate and sodium taurocholate, cholesterin, biliverdin and bilirubin, mucus, fat, and lecithin; it is discharged into the duodenum and there assists in the emulsionizing of fats, increases peristalsis, and retards putrefaction.

Usage examples for bile:

  • However, if the bowels do not move the toxins in the bile are readsorbed into the blood stream and get recirculated in an endless loop. "How and When to Be Your Own Doctor", Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon

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