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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Inflammation of the liver, caused by infectious or toxic agents and characterized by jaundice, fever, liver enlargement, and abdominal pain.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. inflammation of the liver, sometimes caused by a viral infection

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Inflammation of the liver.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, inflammation of the liver.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. inflammation of the liver caused by a virus or a toxin

Etymologies

From Latin hēpatītis, from hēpar ("liver"), from Ancient Greek ἧπαρ (hēpar, "liver"). (Wiktionary)

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