verb (used without object)
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Origin of liver1
OTHER WORDS FROM liverliv·er·less, adjective
Words nearby liver
Definition for liver (2 of 3)
Definition for liver (3 of 3)
Example sentences from the Web for liver
Family members say he developed also liver cancer after his capture.
Eggs, he says, are a good source of cysteine, an amino acid that helps the liver break down alcohol faster.
He became delirious, his heartbeat grew ragged, his blood teemed with the virus, and his lungs, liver and kidneys began to fail.
As digesting food passes through the small intestine, it mixes with chemicals from the liver, and nutrients are absorbed.‘Rectal Feeding’ Has Nothing to Do with Nutrition, Everything to Do with Torture|Russell Saunders|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then stab her to death and bring me back her lungs and liver as proof of your deed.In New Brothers Grimm 'Snow White', The Prince Doesn't Save Her|The Brothers Grimm|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From the blood, thus imperfectly purified, may result kidney troubles and various diseases of the liver and the stomach.A Practical Physiology|Albert F. Blaisdell
That evening, and for many evenings to come, we worked upon our liver.The Stark Munro Letters|J. Stark Munro
The liver tries to get rid of it by taking some air from the blood and burning it up, just as it burns the real food of the body.Applied Physiology|Frank Overton
Do they look right down into your inmost thoughts—or do they see only as far as your liver?Mrs. Red Pepper|Grace S. Richmond
Cancer of the liver in some instances does, and in others does not, produce dropsy of the bowels.
British Dictionary definitions for liver (1 of 2)
Derived forms of liverliverless, adjective
Word Origin for liver
British Dictionary definitions for liver (2 of 2)
Medical definitions for liver
Scientific definitions for liver
Cultural definitions for liver
A large organ, located on the right side of the abdomen and protected by the lower rib cage, that produces bile and blood proteins, stores vitamins for later release into the bloodstream, removes toxins (including alcohol) from the blood, breaks down old red blood cells, and helps maintain levels of blood sugar in the body.