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hepatitis

Line breaks: hepa|titis
Pronunciation: /ˌhɛpəˈtʌɪtɪs
 
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Definition of hepatitis in English:

noun

[mass noun]
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.

Origin

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

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