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[koh-luh-stey-sis, -stas-is, kol-uh-] /ˌkoʊ ləˈsteɪ sɪs, -ˈstæs ɪs, ˌkɒl ə-/

noun, Pathology.
total or partial suppression of the flow of bile.


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