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.
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Also called infectious hepatitis.
Origin of hepatitis A
First recorded in 1970–75
Words nearby hepatitis A
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British Dictionary definitions for hepatitis A
a form of hepatitis caused by a virus transmitted in contaminated food or drink
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Medical definitions for hepatitis A
A form of viral hepatitis caused by an enterovirus 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.infectious hepatitis
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