cholestasis

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

Definition of cholestasis

plural cholestases play \-ˌsēz\
: a checking or failure of bile flow

cholestatic

play \-ˈsta-tik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of cholestasis

New Latin


Medical Dictionary

cholestasis

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

medical Definition of cholestasis

plural cholestases play \-ˈstā-ˌsēz\
: a checking or failure of bile flow

cholestatic

play \ˌkō-lə-ˈstat-ik, ˌkäl-ə-\ adjective

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