Definition of biliary in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbilēˌerē/


Relating to bile or the bile duct.
Example sentences
  • Ultrasonography is the best method for identifying gallbladder stones and for confirming extrahepatic biliary obstruction as dilated bile ducts are visible.
  • Findings consistent with a partial occlusion of the common bile duct include delayed biliary to bowel transit.
  • Freya Stratford had been seriously ill with the bile duct condition biliary atresia and doctors gave her just weeks to live unless a donor organ was found.


Mid 18th century: from French biliaire, from bile 'bile'.

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Syllabification: bil·i·ar·y

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