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hepar

n.

metallic sulfide, 1690s, from Medieval Latin, from Greek hepar "liver" (see hepatitis); so called for its color.

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hepar he·par (hē'pär')
n. pl. he·pat·a (hĭ-pāt'ə)
The liver.

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