Having to do with the gallbladder, bile ducts, or bile. The biliary system itself consists of the gallbladder and bile ducts and, of course, the bile. For example, biliary atresia is the absence or closure of the major bile ducts, the ducts that drain bile from the liver.
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Relating to bile or the b. tract. SYN: bilious (1).

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bil·i·ary 'bil-ēē adj
1) of, relating to, or conveying bile <\biliary stasis>
2) affecting the bile-conveying structures <\biliary disorders>

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relating to or affecting the bile duct or bile. See also fistula.

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bil·i·ary (bilґe-ar-e) pertaining to the bile, bile ducts, or gallbladder. See also bilious.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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