hepatitis A

hepatitis A

noun Pathology.
a normally minor form of hepatitis caused by an RNA virus that does not persist in the blood: usually transmitted by ingestion of contaminated food or water.


Origin:
1970–75

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hepatitis A
 
n
a form of hepatitis caused by a virus transmitted in contaminated food or drink

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hepatitis A n.
A form of hepatitis caused by an RNA virus that does not persist in the blood serum, is transmitted by ingestion of infected food and water, and has a shorter incubation and milder symptoms than hepatitis B. Also called infectious hepatitis.

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