Definition of hepatitis in English:

hepatitis

noun

  • [mass noun] A disease characterized by inflammation of the liver.

    • ‘Complications of systemic infection include pneumonia, encephalitis, and hepatitis.’
    • ‘In viral and autoimmune hepatitis, the collapse is recognized as bridging necrosis.’
    • ‘The only known serious adverse effects of statins are rhabdomyolysis and liver failure from hepatitis.’
    • ‘Programmes to control leprosy, hepatitis and dengue fever are vividly shown.’
    • ‘Humoral autoimmune mechanisms are said to be the connecting link between arthritis and hepatitis.’
    • ‘The same problem can occur in patients with the other liver diseases such as viral hepatitis.’
    • ‘Myocarditis, pancreatitis, and hepatitis have also been described occasionally in severe infections.’
    • ‘The incidence of infectious diseases such as diarrhoea, hepatitis, Weil's disease etc are on the rise.’
    • ‘Sharing needles increases the risk of contracting serious diseases such as hepatitis and HIV.’
    • ‘Precautions should be taken against cholera, hepatitis, typhoid and polio throughout the region.’
    • ‘There were demands for asylum seekers to be forcibly tested for HIV and hepatitis.’
    • ‘Sewage can carry cholera, typhoid, hepatitis and dysentery, all of which start with acute diarrhoea.’
    • ‘The non-neoplastic liver showed mild fibrosis without signs of cirrhosis or hepatitis.’
    • ‘If a human who has hepatitis or HIV bites you, there is a small risk you may be infected.’
    • ‘All subjects with history of chronic liver disease or any other known cause of hepatitis were excluded from the study.’
    • ‘Among the most prevalent liver diseases in this group are hepatitis and alcoholic cirrhosis.’
    • ‘Patients who are recognised to have a higher risk for bloodborne viruses may be offered screening for hepatitis and HIV.’
    • ‘Death from acute viral hepatitis is usually due to the development of fulminant hepatitis.’
    • ‘Autoimmune hepatitis is a relatively uncommon disease that mainly affects young women.’
    • ‘Viral hepatitis is the major cause of chronic liver disease worldwide.’

Origin

Early 18th century: modern Latin, from Greek hēpar, hēpat- liver + -itis.

Pronunciation:

hepatitis

/ˌhɛpəˈtʌɪtɪs/