- of or affecting the liver
- like the liver in color or shape
- of the liverworts
Origin of hepaticClassical Latin hepaticus from Classical Greek h?patikos from h?par, the liver from Indo-European base an unverified form jekw?- from source Sanskrit yák?t, Classical Latin jecur
- Of, relating to, or resembling the liver.
- Acting on or occurring in the liver.
A drug that acts on the liver.
Origin of hepaticMiddle English epatik from Old French hepatique from Latin hēpaticus from Greek hēpatikos from hēpar hēpat- liver ; see y&ebremac;kw&rlowring; in Indo-European roots.
From Old French hepatique, from Late Latin hepaticus, from Ancient Greek ἡπατικός (hēpatikos, “of the liver”), from ἧπαρ (hēpar, “liver”).