hepatomegaly

[ hep-uh-toh-meg-uh-lee, hi-pat-uh- ]
/ ˌhɛp ə toʊˈmɛg ə li, hɪˌpæt ə- /

noun Pathology.

an abnormal enlargement of the liver, usually associated with liver disease or heart failure.

Nearby words

  1. hepatolithiasis,
  2. hepatology,
  3. hepatolysin,
  4. hepatoma,
  5. hepatomalacia,
  6. hepatomelanosis,
  7. hepatomphalocele,
  8. hepatonephric,
  9. hepatonephric syndrome,
  10. hepatopancreas

Origin of hepatomegaly

First recorded in 1890–95; hepato- + -megaly

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British Dictionary definitions for hepatomegaly

hepatomegaly

/ (ˌhɛpətəʊˈmɛɡəlɪ) /

noun

an abnormal enlargement of the liver, caused by congestion, inflammation, or a tumour

Word Origin for hepatomegaly

C20: from hepato- + New Latin megalia, from Greek megas great

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Medicine definitions for hepatomegaly

hepatomegaly

[ hĕp′ə-tō-mĕgə-lē, hĭ-păt′ə- ]

n.

The abnormal enlargement of the liver.megalohepatia

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