a combining form meaning “liver,” used in the formation of compound words: hepatotoxin.
Words nearby hepato-
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-
before a vowel hepat-
denoting the liverhepatitis
Word Origin for hepato-
from Greek hēpat-, hēpar
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Medical definitions for hepato-
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