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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

bili-

Bile.

[Latin bilis, bile.]

The adjective biliary refers to bile or the bile duct; to be bilious is to be affected by nausea or vomiting. Breakdown products of haemoglobin excreted in bile include the orange-yellow bilirubin (Latin ruber, red) and the green biliverdin (Latin viridis, green); biliurea is the presence of bile in the urine, and bilirubinaemia (US bilirubinemia) is an excess of bilirubin in the blood.

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