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the branch of medicine concerned with the liver and its diseases

hepatology hep·a·tol·o·gy (hěp’ə-tŏl’ə-jē)
The branch of medical science concerned with the liver and its diseases.


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  • Hepatoma

    [hep-uh-toh-muh] /ˌhɛp əˈtoʊ mə/ noun, plural hepatomas, hepatomata [hep-uh-toh-muh-tuh] /ˌhɛp əˈtoʊ mə tə/ (Show IPA). Pathology. 1. a tumor of the liver. hepatoma hep·a·to·ma (hěp’ə-tō’mə) n. pl. hep·a·to·mas or hep·a·to·ma·ta (-mə-tə) A usually malignant tumor occurring in the liver.

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    hepatomalacia hep·a·to·ma·la·ci·a (hěp’ə-tō-mə-lā’shē-ə, -shə) n. Softening of the liver.

  • Hepatomegaly

    [hep-uh-toh-meg-uh-lee, hi-pat-uh-] /ˌhɛp ə toʊˈmɛg ə li, hɪˌpæt ə-/ noun, Pathology. 1. an abnormal enlargement of the liver, usually associated with liver disease or heart failure. /ˌhɛpətəʊˈmɛɡəlɪ/ noun 1. an abnormal enlargement of the liver, caused by congestion, inflammation, or a tumour hepatomegaly hep·a·to·meg·a·ly (hěp’ə-tō-měg’ə-lē, hĭ-pāt’ə-) n. The abnormal enlargement of the liver. Also called […]

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