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hepatitis C

Syllabification: hep·a·ti·tis C

Definition of hepatitis C in English:

noun

A form of viral hepatitis transmitted in infected blood, causing chronic liver disease. It was formerly called non-A, non-B hepatitis.
Example sentences
  • Panicky use of unsterile needles may transmit HIV, hepatitis C, or other infections.
  • The two firms plan to use the cow to develop medicines for diseases such as hepatitis C, pneumonia and rheumatism, she said.
  • Chronic liver disease due to hepatitis C virus typically progresses slowly and usually does not result in major morbidity for many years.

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