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Definition of "hepatoma" [hepatoma]

  • A usually cancerous tumor occurring in the liver. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hepatoma" in a sentence
  • "It also has been hailed as the first “anticancer” vaccine, because chronic HBV infection can lead to a type of liver cancer called hepatoma, or primary hepatocellular carcinoma."
  • "This blood test is used to screen for a type of liver tumor called primary hepatocellular carcinoma also called hepatoma."
  • "Finally, as I said earlier, if you have HCV infection and you have developed cirrhosis, you have an increased risk of developing a type of liver cancer called hepatoma."