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hepatitis

noun hep·a·ti·tis \ˌhe-pə-ˈtī-təs\

medical : a serious disease of the liver that causes fever and makes your skin and eyes yellow

plural hep·a·tit·i·des\-ˈti-tə-ˌdēz\ also hep·a·ti·tis·es \-ˈtī-tə-səz\

Full Definition of HEPATITIS

1
:  inflammation of the liver
2
:  a disease or condition (as hepatitis A or hepatitis B) marked by inflammation of the liver
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Origin of HEPATITIS

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1751

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HEPATITIS Defined for Kids

hepatitis

noun hep·a·ti·tis \ˌhe-pə-ˈtī-təs\

Definition of HEPATITIS for Kids

:  a disease which is caused by a virus and in which the liver is damaged and there is yellowing of the skin and fever
Medical Dictionary

hepatitis

noun hep·a·ti·tis \ˌhep-ə-ˈtīt-əs\
plural hep·a·tit·i·des \-ˈtit-ə-ˌdēz\ also hep·a·ti·tis·es \-ˈtīt-ə-səz\

Medical Definition of HEPATITIS

1
:  inflammation of the liver
2
:  a disease or condition (as hepatitis A or hepatitis B) marked by inflammation of the liver
hep·a·tit·ic \-ˈtit-ik\ adjective
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