n. metallic sulfide, 1690s, from Medieval Latin, from Greek hepar “liver” (see hepatitis); so called for its color. hepar he·par (hē’pär’) n. pl. he·pat·a (hĭ-pāt’ə) The liver.
[hep-uh-rin] /ˈhɛp ə rɪn/ noun 1. Biochemistry. a polysaccharide, occurring in various tissues, especially the liver, and having anticoagulent properties. 2. Pharmacology. a commercial form of this substance, obtained from the liver and lungs of domesticated food animals, that when injected into the blood prevents coagulation: used chiefly in the treatment of thrombosis. /ˈhɛpərɪn/ noun […]
- Heparitin sulfate
heparitin sulfate hep·a·ri·tin sulfate (hěp’ər-ĭ-tn) n. A polysaccharide containing the same repeating disaccharide groups as heparin, it accumulates in persons with certain mucopolysaccharidoses.
1. variant of before a vowel: hepatoma. hepat- pref. Variant of hepato-.