- 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 subhepatic
The influence of peritoneal adhesions established during the descent of the ccum from the subhepatic position to the iliac fossa.The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity
George. S. Huntington
- 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 and History for subhepatic
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.