Definitions

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

  • n. A usually cancerous tumor occurring in the liver.

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  • n. A cancer originating in the liver.

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  • n. carcinoma of the liver

Etymologies

hepato- (“liver”) + -oma (“tumor”). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It also has been hailed as the first “anticancer” vaccine, because chronic HBV infection can lead to a type of liver cancer called hepatoma, or primary hepatocellular carcinoma.

    DR. SANJIV CHOPRA’S LIVER BOOK

  • This blood test is used to screen for a type of liver tumor called primary hepatocellular carcinoma also called hepatoma.

    DR. SANJIV CHOPRA’S LIVER BOOK

  • Finally, as I said earlier, if you have HCV infection and you have developed cirrhosis, you have an increased risk of developing a type of liver cancer called hepatoma.

    DR. SANJIV CHOPRA’S LIVER BOOK

  • Your pathology report shows that your tumor is consistent with hepatoma, which is, uh, which is liver cancer.”

    A Matter of Life and Death

  • The basis of the series is that Adam has Hepatitis A, and to make matters worse, he finds out that he has a hepatoma on his liver that will kill him shortly.

    Comic Book Alphabet of Vampires – H | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

  • Lastly, using antibodies that we raised against ubiquitin with the help of Arthur Haas, we found that the ubiquitin system is involved in degradation of abnormal, short-lived proteins in hepatoma cells, demonstrating that the system is not limited to the terminally differentiating reticulocyte, but is probably distributed "universally" in nucleated mammalian cells, playing an important role in maintaining the cell's quality control, by removing abnormal proteins.

    Aaron Ciechanover - Autobiography

  • This model predicts that the incidence of primary cancer of the liver also called primary hepatocellular carcinoma, or hepatoma due to HCV will increase twofold.

    DR. SANJIV CHOPRA’S LIVER BOOK

  • Even though your risk of developing primary liver cancer hepatoma from HBV infection is very small, your doctor probably will screen you for it periodically.

    DR. SANJIV CHOPRA’S LIVER BOOK

  • Generally, if you have developed cirrhosis due to HCV infection, you should have an ultrasound examination of your liver regularly approximately every 6 months to screen for hepatoma.

    DR. SANJIV CHOPRA’S LIVER BOOK

  • If your chronic HCV infection has progressed to cirrhosis, you have an increased chance (approximately 1 to 4 percent per year) of developing primary cancer of the liver (also called primary hepatocellular carcinoma, or hepatoma).

    DR. SANJIV CHOPRA’S LIVER BOOK

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