hepatitis B: Meaning and Definition of

hepatitis B

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— Pathol. Pathol.
  1. a form of hepatitis caused by a DNA virusorthat persists in the blood, characterized by a long incubation period: usually transmitted by sexual contact or by injection or ingestion of infected blood or other bodily fluids. Also called
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