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Term: hepatitis
Origin  Anc Greek
ήπαρ/hepar(=liver) >genitive ήπατος/hepatos  
>έπαρ>επαίρομαι/eperomai(=expand) probably because liver has the capacity to regenerate after injury and to adjust its size to match its host.

In Greek mythology, Titan Prometheus (Προμηθέας), stole fire from god Zeus(Ζευς) and gave it to μανκινδ Zeus then punished him to Mount Caucasus by having him bound to a rock while a great eagle ate his liver every. To make matters worse, the liver would grow back overnight and the whole ordeal would be repeated the following day.  After the thirteenth generations another Greek here, Heracles, appeared to save Prometheus by slaying the eagle.

-ίτις(modern Greek -ίτιδα)/-ites (=feminine suffix which is used with the feminine noun η νόσος/ e nosos/(=disease),  denoting  “inflammation of”.

Hepatitis is a medical condition which is characterised by inflammation of liver caused mainly by virus infection.

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