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[hep-uh-toh-meg-uh-lee, hi-pat-uh-] /ˌhɛp ə toʊˈmɛg ə li, hɪˌpæt ə-/

noun, Pathology.
an abnormal enlargement of the liver, usually associated with liver disease or heart failure.
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-)
The abnormal enlargement of the liver. Also called megalohepatia.


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