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EMULGENT

Pertaining to the kidneys; renal; as, emulgent arteries and veins. An emulgent vessel, as a renal artery or vein. Origin: L. Emulgens, p. Pr. Of emulgere to milk out: cf. F. Emulgent. So called because regarded by the ancients as straining out the serum, as if by milking, and so producing the urine. A medication that excites the flow of bile. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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