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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ko-lan'je-ek'ta-sis

Definition: Dilation of the bile ducts, usually as a sequel to obstruction or from a congenital lack of a portion of the ductal wall.

[chol- + G. angeion, vessel, + ektasis, a stretching]

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