hepatomegaly


hepatomegaly
/hep'euh toh meg"euh lee, hi pat'euh-/, n. Pathol.
an abnormal enlargement of the liver, usually associated with liver disease or heart failure.
[1890-95; HEPATO- + -MEGALY]

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