Humoral



[hyoo-mer-uh l or, often, yoo-] /ˈhyu mər əl or, often, ˈyu-/

adjective, Physiology.
1.
of, relating to, or proceeding from a fluid of the body.
/ˈhjuːmərəl/
adjective
1.
(immunol) denoting or relating to a type of immunity caused by free antibodies circulating in the blood
2.
(obsolete) of or relating to the four bodily fluids (humours)
adj.

“pertaining to the humors of the body,” 1520s, from Middle French humoral (14c.), from Latin humor (see humor (n.)).

humoral hu·mor·al (hyōō’mər-əl)
adj.

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