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

Definitions of cholestasis word

  • noun cholestasis the medical condition characterized by the inability of bile to pass normally out of the liver due to blockage or impairment 3
  • noun cholestasis total or partial suppression of the flow of bile. 1
  • noun cholestasis (pathology) The suppression of the flow of bile caused by an obstruction associated with the liver. 0

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Origin of cholestasis

First appearance:

before 1930
One of the 10% newest English words
First recorded in 1930-35; chole- + stasis

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Parts of speech for Cholestasis


cholestasis popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 65% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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