hepatomegaly

noun

he·​pa·​to·​meg·​a·​ly ˌhe-pə-tō-ˈme-gə-lē How to pronounce hepatomegaly (audio)
hi-ˌpa-tə-ˈme-
plural hepatomegalies
: enlargement of the liver

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hepatomegaly was circa 1901

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Cite this Entry

“Hepatomegaly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hepatomegaly. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

hepatomegaly

noun
he·​pa·​to·​meg·​a·​ly ˌhep-ət-ō-ˈmeg-ə-lē How to pronounce hepatomegaly (audio) hi-ˌpat-ə-ˈmeg- How to pronounce hepatomegaly (audio)
plural hepatomegalies
: enlargement of the liver
hepatomegalic adjective
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