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hepatic

[ hi-pat-ik ]
/ hɪˈpæt ɪk /
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adjective
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.
noun
a medicine acting on the liver.
a liverwort.
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Origin of hepatic

1350–1400; Middle English epatik ≪ Latin hēpaticus<Greek hēpatikós.See hepato-, -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM hepatic

non·he·pat·ic, adjective, nounpost·he·pat·ic, adjectivesub·he·pat·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hepatic

hepatic
/ (hɪˈpætɪk) /

adjective
of or relating to the liver
botany of or relating to the liverworts
having the colour of liver
noun
obsolete any of various drugs for use in treating diseases of the liver
a less common name for a liverwort

Word Origin for hepatic

C15: from Latin hēpaticus, from Greek hēpar liver
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Scientific definitions for hepatic

hepatic
[ hĭ-pătĭk ]

Relating to or involving the liver.
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