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humor

Pronunciation: hyu'mor, hyu-mor'is

Definition:

  1. Any clear fluid or semifluid hyaline anatomic substance.
  2. One of the elemental body fluids that were the basis of the physiologic and pathologic teachings of the hippocratic school: blood, yellow bile, black bile, and phlegm.

[L. correctly, umor, liquid]

See Also: humoral doctrine

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