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choler

[kol-er] /ˈkɒl ər/
noun
1.
irascibility; anger; wrath; irritability.
2.
Old Physiology, yellow bile.
3.
Obsolete, biliousness.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English colera < Medieval Latin, Latin cholera < Greek choléra cholera
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British Dictionary definitions for choler

choler

/ˈkɒlə/
noun
1.
anger or ill humour
2.
(archaic) one of the four bodily humours; yellow bile See humour (sense 8)
3.
(obsolete) biliousness
Word Origin
C14: from Old French colère, from Medieval Latin cholera, from Latin: jaundice, cholera
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Contemporary definitions for choler
noun

bile

Word Origin

Greek name of a disease

noun

constant irritation or anger; wrath

Word Origin

Greek name of a disease

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Word Origin and History for choler
n.

late 14c., "bile," as one of the humors, supposed to cause irascibility or temper, from Old French colere "bile, anger," from Late Latin cholera "bile" (see cholera).

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choler in Medicine

choler n.

  1. Anger; irritability.

  2. One of the four humors of ancient and medieval physiology, thought to cause anger and bad temper when present in excess. Also called yellow bile.

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