metallic sulfide, 1690s, from Medieval Latin, from Greek hepar "liver" (see hepatitis); so called for its color.
- henze, hans werner,
- hep a,
- heparitin sulfate,
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Ulcers and swelling on joints; promotes expulsion of splinters (Hepar).
Pure sulphur hath no effect on Gold; but being combined with an alkali into a hepar sulphuris, it unites therewith very readily.Elements of the Theory and Practice of Chymistry, 5th ed.|Pierre Joseph Macquer