Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

fatty liver

noun

Definition of fatty liver

  1. :  an abnormal condition of the liver marked by excess lipid accumulation in the hepatocytes and caused by injury, malnutrition, or toxins; also :  a liver affected with fatty liver



Circa 1839

First Known Use of fatty liver

circa 1839

Rhymes with fatty liver


Medical Dictionary

fatty liver

noun

Medical Definition of fatty liver

  1. 1:  an abnormal condition of the liver that is marked by excess accumulation of lipids (such as triglycerides) in the hepatocytes and is typically associated with obesity, malnutrition, rapid weight loss, excessive alcohol consumption, high levels of fat in the blood, diabetes, or toxins Fatty liver is often asymptomatic and benign but may progress to fibrosis and liver failure.

  2. 2:  a liver affected with fatty liver




Learn More about fatty liver


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up fatty liver? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the lowest point

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

fox-in-summer-forest

Which of these is a synonym of inchoate?

frightening massive formless experimental
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ