Definition of fatty liver
: 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
First Known Use of fatty liver
Medical Definition of fatty liver
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: a liver affected with fatty liver
Learn More about fatty liver
Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article 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).