1. [syn: gallbladder, gall bladder]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Gall \Gall\ (g[add]l), n.[OE. galle, gal, AS. gealla; akin to D.
gal, OS. & OHG. galla, Icel. gall, SW. galla, Dan. galde, L.
fel, Gr. ?, and prob. to E. yellow. [root]49. See Yellow,
and cf. Choler]
1. (Physiol.) The bitter, alkaline, viscid fluid found in the
gall bladder, beneath the liver. It consists of the
secretion of the liver, or bile, mixed with that of the
mucous membrane of the gall bladder.
2. The gall bladder.
3. Anything extremely bitter; bitterness; rancor.
He hath . . . compassed me with gall and travail.
--Lam. iii. 5.
Comedy diverted without gall. --Dryden.
4. Impudence; brazen assurance. [Slang]
Gall bladder (Anat.), the membranous sac, in which the
bile, or gall, is stored up, as secreted by the liver; the
cholecystis. See Illust. of Digestive apparatus.
Gall duct, a duct which conveys bile, as the cystic duct,
or the hepatic duct.
Gall sickness, a remitting bilious fever in the
Gall of the earth (Bot.), an herbaceous composite plant
with variously lobed and cleft leaves, usually the
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a muscular sac attached to the liver that stores bile
(secreted by the liver) until it is needed for digestion
[syn: gallbladder, gall bladder]