[hi-pat-ik] /hɪˈpæt ɪk/
of or relating to the liver.
acting on the liver, as a medicine.
liver-colored; dark reddish-brown.
Botany. belonging or pertaining to the liverworts.
a medicine acting on the liver.
of or relating to the liver
(botany) of or relating to the liverworts
having the colour of liver
(obsolete) any of various drugs for use in treating diseases of the liver
a less common name for a liverwort
late 14c., epatike, from Old French hepatique or directly from Latin hepaticus “pertaining to the liver,” from Greek hepatikos, from hepar (genitive hepatos) “liver” (see hepatitis). As a noun, “medicine for the liver,” from late 15c.
hepatic he·pat·ic (hĭ-pāt’ĭk)
A drug that acts on the liver.
Relating to or involving the liver.
[hi-pat-i-kuh] /hɪˈpæt ɪ kə/ noun 1. any plant belonging to the genus Hepatica, of the buttercup family, having heart-shaped leaves and delicate purplish, pink, or white flowers. /hɪˈpætɪkə/ noun 1. any ranunculaceous woodland plant of the N temperate genus Hepatica, having three-lobed leaves and white, mauve, or pink flowers
- Hepatic artery
hepatic artery n.
- Hepatic coma
hepatic coma n. A coma occurring in advanced cirrhosis, hepatitis, poisoning, or other liver disease.
- Hepatic duct
hepatic duct n.