noun, Pathology.
a form of hepatitis with clinical effects similar to those of hepatitis B, caused by a blood-borne retrovirus (hepatitis C virus) that may be of the hepatitis non-A, non-B type.
a form of hepatitis caused by a virus that is transmitted in the same ways as that responsible for hepatitis B Former name non-A, non-B hepatitis


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