Definition of peliosis hepatis in English:

peliosis hepatis

noun

Medicine
  • A condition characterized by the presence of blood-filled spaces in the liver, seen in association with various chronic wasting diseases, certain bacterial infections, and treatment with anabolic and other steroids.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in American Journal Pathology. From scientific Latin peliosis hepatis from peliosis + hepatis, genitive of hepar.

Pronunciation

peliosis hepatis

/ˌpɛlɪˈəʊsɪs hɪˈpatɪs//ˌpɛlɪˈəʊsɪs hɛˈpatɪs//ˌpiːliˈəʊsɪs hɪˈpatɪs/