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Bodily Fluid

Definition of the noun bodily fluid

What does bodily fluid mean as a name of something?


  1. the liquid parts of the body
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • synonyms of bodily fluid: body fluid / humor / humour / liquid body substance
    • more generic term: body substance = the substance of the body
    • more specific terms:
      • aqueous humour / aqueous humor = the limpid fluid within the eyeball between the cornea and the lens
      • vitreous humour / vitreous humor / vitreous body = the clear colorless transparent jelly that fills the posterior chamber of the eyeball
      • endolymph = the bodily fluid that fills the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear
      • perilymph = the bodily fluid that fills the space between the bony labyrinth and the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear
      • extracellular fluid / ECF = liquid containing proteins and electrolytes including the liquid in blood plasma and interstitial fluid
      • intracellular fluid = liquid contained inside the cell membranes
      • succus / juice = any of several liquids of the body
      • karyolymph = a clear liquid in the cell nucleus in which the nucleolus and chromatin and other structures are dispersed
      • milk = produced by mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young
      • amnionic fluid / amniotic fluid / waters = the serous fluid in which the embryo is suspended inside the amnion
      • blood = the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped through the body by the heart and contains plasma, blood cells, and platelets
      • blood serum / serum = an amber, watery fluid, rich in proteins, that separates out when blood coagulates
      • chyle = a milky fluid consisting of lymph and emulsified fats
      • lymph = a thin coagulable fluid (similar to plasma but) containing white blood cells (lymphocytes) and chyle
      • seminal fluid / ejaculate / semen / come / seed / cum = the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
      • ink = dark protective fluid ejected into the water by cuttlefish and other cephalopods
      • secretion = a functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell
      • black bile / melancholy = a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the kidneys or spleen and to cause sadness and melancholy
      • yellow bile / choler = a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the liver and to cause irritability and anger
      • lochia = substance discharged from the vagina (cellular debris and mucus and blood) that gradually decreases in amount during the weeks following childbirth
      • suppuration / festering / purulence / sanies / ichor / pus = a fluid product of inflammation
      • cerebrospinal fluid / spinal fluid = clear liquid produced in the ventricles of the brain

Alternative definition of the noun bodily fluid


  1. [anatomy] Any liquid portion of the body, such as blood, urine, semen, saliva, especially when expelled.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Bodily Fluid

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Google previewThe Dictionary for Human Factors/Ergonomics (1992)

by James H. Stramler, Jr.

material and an independent pulley Comment: used to increase mechanical efficiency blood the viscous red bodily fluid consisting of plasma and the formed elements which carries nutrients, waste products, and body defensive mechanisms ...

Google previewLippincotts Visual Encyclopedia of Clinical Skills (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Cerebrospinal fluid: Cerebrospinal fluid Liquor cerebrospinalis, is a clear, colorless, bodily fluid, that occupies the subarachnoid space and the ventricular system around and inside the brain and spinal cord.Inessence, the brain floats in it.

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of AIDS-Related Terminology (2012)

by Jeffrey T Huber, Mary L Gillaspy

bodily fluid: Any of the liquids contained in, or produced by, the human body (e.g., blood, perspiration, saliva, semen, tears, vaginal secretions). Bristol-Myers Squibb Company: A pharmaceutical company ...

Google previewDictionary of Hard Words (1910)

by Robert Morris Pierce

(water ; sap ; bodily fluid) hmf. lynch v. punish by lynch-law [past participle and preterit lynched, lyncht] hntS, (also, and in Britain normally) hnS. lynx я. (wild cat) hnks. lyonnaise adj. (of Lyons, France; Lyonnese) li-a'neez. lyric adj. (of the lyre ...

Google previewConcise Colour Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

any bodily fluid, especially blood (see hyperaemia). —plethoric adj. plethysmography n. the process of recording the changes in the volume of a limb caused by alterations in blood pressure. The limb is inserted into a fluid-filled watertight ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Psychology (2015)

by Andrew M. Colman

[From Latin aqua water + -osus having or characterized by + umor bodily fluid, from umere to be moist] arachnoid membrane n. The middle of the three * meninges, being a thin, transparent, non-vascular membrane covering the brain and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Gender and Society (2009)

by Jodi O'Brien

Additionally, moral and health concerns surrounding masturbation and the loss of bodily fluid, semen in particular, were rampant. Circumcision was believed to reduce the likelihood and desire to masturbate among boys, thus helping to ...

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