[hep-uh-toh-sel-yuh-ler, hi-pat-oh-]


pertaining to or affecting liver cells.

Origin of hepatocellular

First recorded in 1934–40; hepato- + cellular
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Examples from the Web for hepatocellular

Contemporary Examples of hepatocellular

  • “Immune-suppressing drugs after a liver transplant for hepatocellular cancer are therefore a major concern,” says Kim.

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    Jobs’s Unorthodox Treatment

    Sharon Begley

    October 6, 2011