biliary

biliary

[bil-ee-er-ee-bil-yuh-ree]
adjective
1.
Physiology.
a.
of bile.
b.
conveying bile: a biliary duct.
2.
Archaic. bilious.

Origin:
1725–35; perhaps < French biliaire; see bile, -aire, -ary

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biliary (ˈbɪlɪərɪ)
 
adj
of or relating to bile, to the ducts that convey bile, or to the gall bladder

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biliary
"pertaining to bile," 1731, from Fr. biliaire, from bile (see bile). Meaning "bilious in mood or temperament" is recorded from 1837.
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biliary bil·i·ar·y (bĭl'ē-ěr'ē)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to bile, the bile ducts, or the gallbladder.

  2. Transporting bile.

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