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hepatitis

noun [U] uk   /ˌhep.əˈtaɪ.tɪs/ us    /-t̬ɪs/
a serious disease of the liver. There are three main types of hepatitis: hepatitis A, B, and C.
Translations of “hepatitis”
in Spanish hepatitis…
in Chinese (Traditional) 肝炎(主要包括 A 型、B 型和 C 型三種類型)…
in Russian гепатит…
in Turkish sarılık, hepatit…
in Chinese (Simplified) 肝炎(主要包括甲型、乙型和丙型三种类型)…
in Polish żółtaczka…
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