he·​pa·​to·​cel·​lu·​lar | \ ˌhe-pə-tō-ˈsel-yə-lər How to pronounce hepatocellular (audio) , hi-ˌpa-tə-ˈsel- \

Definition of hepatocellular

: of or involving hepatocytes hepatocellular carcinoma

Examples of hepatocellular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cancer cases and alcohol consumption were highest in central and eastern Europe and eastern Asia, where hepatitis B is a common cause of hepatocellular carcinoma, according to the American Cancer Society. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 13 July 2021 And a prior study by Kennedy found that drinking coffee reduced the risk of hepatocellular cancer, the most common form of liver cancer. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 21 June 2021 Chronic infections of these viruses are linked to 80% of cases of hepatocellular carcinoma, the type of liver cancer found in the trial participant. Jocelyn Kaiser, Science | AAAS, 22 Dec. 2020 From hepatocellular carcinoma, a type of liver cancer, the average increase of annual deaths was 2.1 percent, but rose to 3 percent from 2008 to 2016, according to the study. Amy Lieu, Fox News, 19 July 2018 Goudge, the California patient, had been fighting a rare condition called fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma since 2001. Fox News, 10 Sep. 2018 However, a recent diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma, one of the most common forms of liver cancer, was more serious than his previous diagnoses. Anthony Clark Carpio, latimes.com, 20 Apr. 2018 Results were based on 1,098 hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer) patients and 835 healthy control subjects. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, 9 Oct. 2017 Furthermore, patients with advanced alcoholic fatty liver disease can develop liver cancer that is called hepatocellular carcinoma. Andrea K. Mcdaniels, baltimoresun.com, 26 July 2017

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1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Hepatocellular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hepatocellular. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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he·​pa·​to·​cel·​lu·​lar | \ ˌhep-ət-ō-ˈsel-yə-lər How to pronounce hepatocellular (audio) , hi-ˌpat-ə-ˈsel- How to pronounce hepatocellular (audio) \

Medical Definition of hepatocellular

: of or involving hepatocytes hepatocellular carcinomas hepatocellular necrosis


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