[ hep-uh-toh-muh ]
/ ˌhɛp əˈtoʊ mə /

noun, plural hep·a·to·mas, hep·a·to·ma·ta [hep-uh-toh-muh-tuh] /ˌhɛp əˈtoʊ mə tə/. Pathology.

a tumor of the liver.

Origin of hepatoma

First recorded in 1925–30; hepat- + -oma
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Medicine definitions for hepatoma


[ hĕp′ə-tōmə ]

n. pl. hep•a•to•mas

A usually malignant tumor occurring in the liver.

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