Definition of hepatitis in English:


Syllabification: hep·a·ti·tis
Pronunciation: /ˌhepəˈtitis


  • A disease characterized by inflammation of the liver.
    More 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.

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