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hepatitis

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noun hep·a·ti·tis \ˌhe-pə-ˈtī-təs\

Simple Definition of hepatitis

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hepatitis

plural hepatitidesplay \-ˈti-tə-ˌdēz\ also hepatitises play \-ˈtī-tə-səz\

  1. 1 :  inflammation of the liver

  2. 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


HEPATITIS Defined for Kids

hepatitis

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noun hep·a·ti·tis \ˌhe-pə-ˈtī-təs\

Definition of hepatitis for Students

  1. :  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

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noun hep·a·ti·tis \ˌhep-ə-ˈtīt-əs\

Medical Definition of hepatitis

plural hepatititides \-ˈtit-ə-ˌdēz\play also hepatitises \-ˈtīt-ə-səz\

  1. 1:  inflammation of the liver

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

hepatitic \-ˈtit-ik\play adjective




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