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Meaning of “non-alcoholic fatty liver disease” in the English Dictionary

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non-alcoholic fatty liver diseasenoun [U]

uk   /nɒn.æl.kəˌhɒl.ɪk ˌfæt.i ˈlɪv.ə. dɪˌziːz/  us   /ˈnɑn.æl.kəˌhɔl.ɪk ˈfæt̬.i ˈlɪv.ər dɪˌziːz/ specialized
a ​condition in which there is too much ​fat in the ​liver, ​affectingpeople who ​drink little or no ​alcohol. It can ​lead to ​hepatitis and ​scarring of the ​liver
(Definition of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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