fatty liver


fatty liver

noun

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

circa 1839

Rhymes with FATTY LIVER

fatty liver

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FATTY LIVER

1
: an abnormal condition of the liver that is characterized by lipid accumulation in the hepatocytes to the extent that lipids account for more than five percent of liver weight and that is caused especially by injury, malnutrition, or hepatotoxins
2
: a liver affected with fatty liver

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