hepato-


a combining form meaning “liver,” used in the formation of compound words: hepatotoxin.

Nearby words

  1. hepatitis c,
  2. hepatitis delta,
  3. hepatitis delta virus,
  4. hepatitis non-a, non-b,
  5. hepatization,
  6. hepatoblastoma,
  7. hepatocarcinoma,
  8. hepatocele,
  9. hepatocellular,
  10. hepatocellular carcinoma

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

denoting the liverhepatitis

Word Origin for hepato-

from Greek hēpat-, hēpar

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Medicine definitions for hepato-

hepato-

pref.

Liver:hepatitis.

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