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HEPATITIS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hepatitis mean? 

HEPATITIS (noun)
  The noun HEPATITIS has 1 sense:

1. inflammation of the liver caused by a virus or a toxin

  Familiarity information: HEPATITIS used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HEPATITIS (noun)


Sense 1hepatitis [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Inflammation of the liver caused by a virus or a toxin

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("hepatitis" is a kind of...):

liver disease (a disease affecting the liver)

infectious disease (a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hepatitis"):

viral hepatitis (hepatitis caused by a virus)

delta hepatitis; hepatitis delta (a severe form of hepatitis)


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