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Meaning of hepatitis

hep•a•ti•tis

Pronunciation: (hep"u-tī'tis), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. inflammation of the liver, caused by a virus or a toxin and characterized by jaundice, liver enlargement, and fever.
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