- a combining form meaning “liver,” used in the formation of compound words: hepatotoxin.
Also especially before a vowel, hepat-.
Origin of hepato-
combining form representing Greek hēpat-, stem of hêpar liver
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before a vowel hepat-
- denoting the liverhepatitis
from Greek hēpat-, hēpar
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