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hepato-

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

Origin of hepato-

combining form representing Greek hēpat-, stem of hêpar liver
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British Dictionary definitions for hepato-

hepato-

before a vowel hepat-

combining form
  1. denoting the liverhepatitis
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Word Origin for hepato-

from Greek hēpat-, hēpar
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hepato- in Medicine

hepato-

pref.
  1. Liver:hepatitis.
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