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atrabiliary - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'atrabiliary' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Atrabiliary [ a.]
- Of or pertaining to atra bilis or black bile, a fluid formerly supposed to be produced by the kidneys.
- Melancholic or hypohondriac; atrabilious; -- from the supposed predominance of black bile, to the influence of which the ancients attributed hypochondria, melancholy, and mania.