ex·​tra·​he·​pat·​ic ˌek-strə-hi-ˈpa-tik How to pronounce extrahepatic (audio)
: situated or originating outside the liver

Examples of extrahepatic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The affected extrahepatic bile duct would also be removed.18 Some early-stage intrahepatic tumors are inoperable but can still be treated with a liver transplant. Doru Paul, Verywell Health, 19 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of extrahepatic was circa 1923

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Cite this Entry

“Extrahepatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extrahepatic. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


ex·​tra·​he·​pat·​ic -hi-ˈpat-ik How to pronounce extrahepatic (audio)
: situated or originating outside the liver
extrahepatic jaundice
extrahepatic tumors
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