Etymology
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hepatitis (n.)

1727, from Greek hēpatos, genitive of hepar "liver," from PIE root *yekwr- (source also of Sanskrit yakrt, Avestan yakar, Persian jigar, Latin jecur, Old Lithuanian jeknos "liver") + -itis "inflammation."

updated on October 29, 2018

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Definitions of hepatitis from WordNet

hepatitis (n.)
inflammation of the liver caused by a virus or a toxin;
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