Having to do with the liver plus the gallbladder, bile ducts, or bile. For example, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) can be applied to the hepatobiliary system. Hepatobiliary makes sense since "hepato-" refers to the liver and "-biliary" refers to the gallbladder, bile ducts, or bile.

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he·pa·to·bil·i·ary .hep-ət-ō-'bil-ē-.er-ē, hi-.pat-ə- adj of, relating to, situated in or near, produced in, or affecting the liver and bile, bile ducts, and gallbladder <\hepatobiliary disease> <the \hepatobiliary system>

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hep·a·to·bil·i·ary (hep″ə-to-bilґe-ar″e) pertaining to the liver and the bile or the bile ducts.

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