Hepatic



[hi-pat-ik] /hɪˈpæt ɪk/

adjective
1.
of or relating to the liver.
2.
acting on the liver, as a medicine.
3.
liver-colored; dark reddish-brown.
4.
Botany. belonging or pertaining to the liverworts.
noun
5.
a medicine acting on the liver.
6.
a liverwort.
/hɪˈpætɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the liver
2.
(botany) of or relating to the liverworts
3.
having the colour of liver
noun
4.
(obsolete) any of various drugs for use in treating diseases of the liver
5.
a less common name for a liverwort
adj.

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)
adj.

n.
A drug that acts on the liver.
hepatic
(hĭ-pāt’ĭk)
Relating to or involving the liver.

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