hepato-

hepato-

a combining form meaning “liver,” used in the formation of compound words: hepatotoxin.
Also, especially before a vowel, hepat-.


Origin:
combining form representing Greek hēpat-, stem of hêpar liver

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hepato- or (before a vowel) hepat-
 
combining form
denoting the liver: hepatitis
 
[from Greek hēpat-,hēpar]
 
hepat- or (before a vowel) hepat-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek hēpat-,hēpar]

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hepato- or hepat-
pref.
Liver: hepatitis.

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