hepatotoxicity

noun

hep·​a·​to·​tox·​ic·​i·​ty ˌhe-pə-tō-täk-ˈsi-sə-tē How to pronounce hepatotoxicity (audio)
hi-ˌpa-tə-
1
: a state of toxic damage to the liver
2
: a tendency or capacity to cause hepatotoxicity

Examples of hepatotoxicity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One idea: make a drug with no hepatotoxicity or comedown. Troy Farah, Discover Magazine, 30 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of hepatotoxicity was in 1952

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“Hepatotoxicity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hepatotoxicity. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

hepatotoxicity

noun
he·​pa·​to·​tox·​ic·​i·​ty -täk-ˈsis-ət-ē How to pronounce hepatotoxicity (audio)
plural hepatotoxicities
1
: a state of toxic damage to the liver
2
: a tendency or capacity to cause hepatotoxicity
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