hepatomegaly

hepatomegaly

[hep-uh-toh-meg-uh-lee, hi-pat-uh-]
noun Pathology.
an abnormal enlargement of the liver, usually associated with liver disease or heart failure.

Origin:
1890–95; hepato- + -megaly

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hepatomegaly (ˌhɛpətəʊˈmɛɡəlɪ)
 
n
an abnormal enlargement of the liver, caused by congestion, inflammation, or a tumour
 
[C20: from hepato- + New Latin megalia, from Greek megas great]

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hepatomegaly hep·a·to·meg·a·ly (hěp'ə-tō-měg'ə-lē, hĭ-pāt'ə-)
n.
The abnormal enlargement of the liver. Also called megalohepatia.

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