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[koh-luh-sist, kol-uh-] /ˈkoʊ ləˌsɪst, ˈkɒl ə-/

noun, Anatomy.
(rare) another name for gall bladder

“gall bladder,” 1846, from medical Latin cholecystis, incorrectly formed from Greek khole “gall” (see cholera) + kystis “bladder, cyst” (see cyst). Related: Cholecystectomy.

cholecyst cho·le·cyst (kō’lĭ-sĭst’)
See gallbladder.


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    cholecystagogic cho·le·cys·ta·gog·ic (kō’lĭ-sĭs’tə-gŏj’ĭk) adj. Stimulating activity of the gallbladder.

  • Cholecystagogue

    cholecystagogue cho·le·cys·ta·gogue (kō’lĭ-sĭs’tə-gôg’) n. A substance that stimulates the activity of the gallbladder.

  • Cholecystectasia

    cholecystectasia cho·le·cys·tec·ta·si·a (kō’lĭ-sĭs’tĭk-tā’zē-ə, -zhə) n. Dilation of the gallbladder.

  • Cholecystenterostomy

    cholecystenterostomy cho·le·cyst·en·ter·os·to·my (kō’lĭ-sĭ-stěn’tə-rŏs’tə-mē) n. The surgical formation of a direct communication between the gallbladder and the intestine.

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