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cholestasis

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noun cho·le·sta·sis \ˌkō-lə-ˈstā-səs\

Definition of cholestasis

plural cho·le·sta·sesplay \-ˌsēz\

  1. :  a checking or failure of bile flow

cho·le·stat·ic play \-ˈsta-tik\ adjective


Origin of cholestasis

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1935


Medical Dictionary

cholestasis

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noun cho·le·sta·sis \ˌkō-lə-ˈstā-səs, ˌkäl-ə-\

Medical Definition of cholestasis

plural cho·le·sta·ses \-ˈstā-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  a checking or failure of bile flow

  2. cho·le·stat·ic \ˌkō-lə-ˈstat-ik, ˌkäl-ə-\play adjective




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