hepatomegaly


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hep·a·to·meg·a·ly

 (hĕp′ə-tə-mĕg′ə-lē, hĭ-păt′ə-)
n.
Abnormal enlargement of the liver.

hepatomegaly

(ˌhɛpətəʊˈmɛɡəlɪ)
n
(Pathology) an abnormal enlargement of the liver, caused by congestion, inflammation, or a tumour
[C20: from hepato- + New Latin megalia, from Greek megas great]

hep•a•to•meg•a•ly

(ˌhɛp ə toʊˈmɛg ə li, hɪˌpæt ə-)

n.
an abnormal enlargement of the liver, usu. associated with liver or heart disease.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hepatomegaly - abnormal enlargement of the liverhepatomegaly - abnormal enlargement of the liver  
abnormalcy, abnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
Translations
Hepatomegalie

hep·a·to·meg·a·ly

, hepatomegalia
n. hepatomegalia, agrandamiento del hígado.
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