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hepatitis Syllabification: hep·a·ti·tis
Pronunciation: /ˌhepəˈtīdəs/

Definition of hepatitis in English:


A disease characterized by inflammation of the liver.
Example sentences
  • Sharing needles increases the risk of contracting serious diseases such as hepatitis and HIV.
  • The same problem can occur in patients with the other liver diseases such as viral hepatitis.
  • The non-neoplastic liver showed mild fibrosis without signs of cirrhosis or hepatitis.


Early 18th century: modern Latin, from Greek hēpar, hēpat- 'liver' + -itis.

Words that rhyme with hepatitis

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