Definition of biliary in English:



  • Relating to bile or the bile duct.

    • ‘The biliary tract includes the gallbladder and bile ducts.’
    • ‘Pain below the right rib cage, called biliary colic, is usually the first symptom.’
    • ‘Her biliary tree is dilated with intrahepatic and extrahepatic biliary dilatation, and the common bile duct measured 11 mm.’
    • ‘Little is known regarding their expression in biliary tract and pancreatic carcinomas.’
    • ‘Damage to the vasculature of the biliary tree can also induce significant bile duct damage.’
    • ‘Ultrasonography is the best method for identifying gallbladder stones and for confirming extrahepatic biliary obstruction as dilated bile ducts are visible.’
    • ‘The conclusion is made even stronger if the nature of the abdominal pain suggests that the liver, biliary tract, or pancreas is the source.’
    • ‘Freya Stratford had been seriously ill with the bile duct condition biliary atresia and doctors gave her just weeks to live unless a donor organ was found.’
    • ‘In the case of pain arising in the pancreas or biliary tract this can be attributed to the fact that the release of enteric hormones in response to foods is slow.’
    • ‘Motor dysfunction involving the gall-bladder and biliary tract may play a role in nonulcer dyspepsia.’
    • ‘The ductal involvement is frequently patchy, in a pattern similar to the bile duct damage seen in primary biliary cirrhosis.’
    • ‘Abdominal pain is the most common presenting symptom in patients with pancreatic or biliary tract cancers.’
    • ‘Carcinomas that arise from the biliary duct epithelium are rare.’
    • ‘Findings consistent with a partial occlusion of the common bile duct include delayed biliary to bowel transit.’
    • ‘In primary biliary cirrhosis the bile ducts in the liver are attacked by the body's own immune system.’
    • ‘The body is usually able to get rid of it easily unless there is something wrong with your liver or biliary system (this releases bile to help with digestion).’
    • ‘In fasting, the motor functions of the stomach, small intestine and biliary tract exhibit a regular periodicity.’
    • ‘The main sites of surgery were colonic/rectal, gastric, hepatic, cholecystectomy or other biliary.’
    • ‘The cause of obstruction was common bile duct calculi in 26 patients and biliary malignancy in 30 patients.’
    • ‘Effect of estrogen plus progestin on risk for biliary tract surgery in postmenopausal women with coronary artery disease.’


Mid 18th century: from French biliaire, from bile bile.