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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

Origin of HEPATITIS

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1751

Other Medicine Terms

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hepatitis

noun hep·a·ti·tis \ˌhep-ə-ˈtīt-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)
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
May 24, 2015
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