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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Vías biliares

Biliary tract (BIH-lee-AYR-ee …)
The organs and ducts that make and store bile (a fluid made by the liver that helps digest fat), and release it into the small intestine. The biliary tract includes the gallbladder and bile ducts inside and outside the liver. Also called biliary system.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.