Definition of Humoral

1. Adjective. Of or relating to bodily fluids.

Partainyms: Humor
Derivative terms: Humor, Humor

Definition of Humoral

1. a. Pertaining to, or proceeding from, the humors; as, a humoral fever.

Definition of Humoral

1. Adjective. Of or relating to the body fluids or humours. ¹

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Definition of Humoral

1. pertaining to bodily fluids [adj]

Medical Definition of Humoral

1. Of, relating to, proceeding from or involving a bodily humour now often used of endocrine factors as opposed to neural or somatic. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Humoral

humor aquosus
humor vitreus
humoral (current term)
humoral antibodies
humoral doctrine
humoral immune response
humoral immunities
humoral immunity
humoral pathology
humoral theory

Literary usage of Humoral

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1. The Cancer Problem by William Seaman Bainbridge (1914)
"Virchow, while forever liberating pathology as we know it to-day from the incubus of the humoral conceptions of disease, had not entirely rid himself of ..."

2. Medical and Physiological Commentaries by Martyn Paine (1840)
"At the onset of this investigation we submissively acquiesced in the charge from one author, that " it has been of late the custom to ridicule the humoral ..."

3. On Asthma: Its Pathology and Treatment by Henry Hyde Salter (1882)
"Now I do not deny that in some cases the exciting cause of the attack is humoral ; but what I would deny is, that the humoral derangement has any higher ..."

4. Studies in immunization against tuberculosis by Karl Von Ruck, Silvo Von Ruck (1916)
"Several of these theories proved inefficient and have been abandoned; but the two most important ones, namely, the phagocytic theory and the humoral theory, ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"1) The recognition of a carrier determinant is obligatory for induction of humoral antibody. 2) The recognition of two determinants on an antigen is ..."

6. Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Francis Lieber, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1831)
"humoral, in medicine; what has relation to the humors or fluids of the system. The humoral pathology is a medical theory which long prevailed, ..."

7. Elements of Physiology by Anthelme Richerand (1819)
"The believers in the humoral pathology, have certainly gone too far ; they have admitted that the animal fluids might be acid, ..."

8. The Institutes of Medicine by Martyn Paine (1862)
"But, menstruation has a totally different final cause than humoral- ism imagines ... This interpretation comes of the humoral pathology, and is one of the ..."

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