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hepatitis hep·a·ti·tis (hěp'ə-tī'tĭs)
n. pl. hep·a·tit·i·des (-tĭt'ĭ-dēz')
Inflammation of the liver, caused by infectious or toxic agents and characterized by jaundice, fever, liver enlargement, and abdominal pain.

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