[ hi-pat-ik ]
/ hɪˈpæt ɪk /
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.
Words nearby hepatic
Origin of hepatic
OTHER WORDS FROM hepaticnon·he·pat·ic, adjective, nounpost·he·pat·ic, adjectivesub·he·pat·ic, adjective
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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
British Dictionary definitions for subhepatic
/ (hɪˈpætɪk) /
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
C15: from Latin hēpaticus, from Greek hēpar liver
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Medicine definitions for subhepatic
[ hĭ-păt′ĭk ]
Of, relating to, or resembling the liver.
Acting on or occurring in the liver.
A drug that acts on the liver.
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Science definitions for subhepatic
[ hĭ-păt′ĭk ]
Relating to or involving the liver.
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