infectious hepatitis

infectious hepatitis
noun
an acute but benign form of viral hepatitis caused by an RNA virus that does not persist in the blood serum and is usually transmitted by ingesting food or drink that is contaminated with fecal matter (Freq. 2)
Syn: ↑hepatitis A
Hypernyms: ↑viral hepatitis

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noun
1. : an acute usually benign hepatitis caused by a single-stranded RNA virus that does not persist in the blood serum and is transmitted especially in food and water contaminated with infected fecal matter — called also catarrhal jaundice; compare serum hepatitis

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infectious hepatitis,
a contagious, systemic virus disease of man and animals characterized by inflammation of the liver, fever, and usually jaundice; hepatitis A.

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  • infectious hepatitis — n HEPATITIS A * * * former name for hepatitis A …   Medical dictionary

  • infectious hepatitis — n. HEPATITIS A * * * …   Universalium

  • infectious hepatitis — n. HEPATITIS A …   English World dictionary

  • infectious hepatitis — noun Date: circa 1941 hepatitis A …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • infectious hepatitis — See hepatitis A …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • infectious hepatitis. — See hepatitis A. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • infectious hepatitis — infec′tious hepati′tis n. pat hepatitis A • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • infectious hepatitis — /ɪnˌfɛkʃəs hɛpəˈtaɪtəs/ (say in.fekshuhs hepuh tuytuhs) noun → hepatitis A …   Australian-English dictionary

  • infectious hepatitis. — See hepatitis A. [1940 45] …   Useful english dictionary

  • hepatitis A — ā n an acute usu. benign hepatitis caused by a single stranded RNA virus of the family Picornaviridae (species Hepatitis A virus of the genus Hepatovirus) that does not persist in the blood serum and is transmitted esp. in food and water… …   Medical dictionary

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