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 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, "Liver damage, liver cancer spiked over last decade -- with alcohol, unemployment seen as factors: study," 19 July 2018 Goudge, the California patient, had been fighting a rare condition called fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma since 2001. Fox News, "Doctors explore lifting barriers to living organ donation," 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, "Burbank Mayor Will Rogers, 60, dies after battle with liver cancer," 20 Apr. 2018 Results were based on 1,098 hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer) patients and 835 healthy control subjects. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Blood test may find liver cancer earlier, improve survival," 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, "Alcohol abuse not the only cause of fatty liver disease," 26 July 2017 Diagnosed with fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma, a rare and hard-to-detect liver cancer in July 2016, Dockins was determined to get back onto the softball field in time for her senior season. Tarek Fattal, Orange County Register, "Wyatt Davis, Tara Davis win top honors at SoCal Prep Legends Awards show," 11 June 2017

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First Known Use of hepatocellular

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 19 Oct. 2020.

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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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