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Definition of Hepatoma

Hepatoma: Cancer originating in the liver, in liver cells. More often called hepatocarcinoma or hepatocellular carcinoma. From hepat-, the liver + -oma, tumor = a liver tumor.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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