A symptom-picture resulting from a short-term disordered liver, with constipation, frontal headache, spots in front of the eyes, poor appetite, and nausea or vomiting. The usual causes are heavy alcohol consumption, poor ventilation when working with solvents, heavy bingeing with fatty foods, or moderate consumption of rancid fats. The term is genially archaic in medicine; people who are bilious are seldom genial, however.

Herbal-medical glossary. 2015.

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  • Biliousness — Bil ious*ness, n. The state of being bilious. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Biliousness — A term used in the 18th and 19th centuries pertaining to bad digestion, stomach pains, constipation, and excessive flatulence (passing gas). The quantity or quality of the bile was thought to be at fault for the condition. Hence, the name… …   Medical dictionary

  • biliousness — bilious ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to bile. 2) affected by nausea or vomiting. 3) spiteful; bad tempered. DERIVATIVES biliously adverb biliousness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • biliousness — noun see bilious …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • biliousness — See biliously. * * * …   Universalium

  • biliousness — noun The state of being bilious …   Wiktionary

  • biliousness — bil·ious·ness || bɪlɪəsnɪs n. excess secretion of bile; problems which result from excess secretions of bile; bitterness, ill temper …   English contemporary dictionary

  • biliousness — bil·ious·ness …   English syllables

  • biliousness — See: bilious …   English dictionary

  • biliousness —   Pu u makani; pu upo olā (rare) …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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