- 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.
- a liverwort.
Origin of hepatic
Examples from the Web for hepatic
Historical Examples of hepatic
They appear, he might argue, to have been especially subject to hepatic diseases.Magic and Religion
Jaundice is often caused by an obstruction in the hepatic ducts.
It is applicable in cardiac dropsy as well as in hepatic cases.
The bark of the root is used in medicine as a hepatic stimulant.Trees of Indiana
Charles Clemon Deam
Such a case will then present the phenomena of hepatic abscess.
- 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
Word Origin for hepatic
Word Origin and History for hepatic
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.
- Of, relating to, or resembling the liver.
- Acting on or occurring in the liver.
- A drug that acts on the liver.
- Relating to or involving the liver.