a large duct that transports bile from the liver to the duodenum, having in humans and many other vertebrates a side branch to a gallbladder for bile storage.
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Any of the passages that carry bile from the liver or gallbladder to the duodenum.
- Bile pigment
- Bile salt
a product of a bile acid and a base, functioning as an emulsifier of lipids and fatty acids for absorption in the duodenum. Historical Examples The Elements of Bacteriological Technique John William Henry Eyre The Propaganda for Reform in Proprietary Medicines, Vol. 2 of 2 Various
gallstone. noun another name for gallstone
Physiology. a bitter, alkaline, yellow or greenish liquid, secreted by the liver, that aids in absorption and digestion, especially of fats. ill temper; peevishness. Old Physiology. either of two humors associated with anger and gloominess. Contemporary Examples From the JetBlue Pilot to Robert Bales, Cultural Road Rage Is Everywhere Lee Siegel March 27, 2012 Jobs’s […]