- The definition of liver is made with this organ or of the same color as this organ.
An example of liver used as an adjective is "liver pate," which means a food spread made with the liver of an animal.
- The liver is defined as an organ in the body that secretes bile to help digest carbos, fats and proteins.
An example of liver is a part of the body that can be damaged from drinking too much alcohol.
- the largest glandular organ in vertebrate animals, located in the upper or anterior part of the abdomen: it secretes bile, has an important function in the storage and metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, and helps detoxify many poisonous substances that may be ingested
- loosely a similar organ or tissue in invertebrate animals
- the liver of cattle, fowl, etc., used as food
- the reddish-brown color of liver
- Archaic the liver thought of as the seat of emotion or desire
Origin of liverMiddle English livere ; from Old English lifer, akin to German leber ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Indo-European base an unverified form leip-, to smear with fat from source Classical Greek liparos, fat
- A large, reddish-brown, glandular organ in the abdominal cavity of vertebrates that secretes bile and is active in the formation of certain blood proteins and in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.
- An organ in invertebrates that is similar to the vertebrate liver.
- The bile-secreting organ of certain animals, used as food.
- A dark reddish brown.
- Made of or flavored with liver: liver pâté.
- Of a dark reddish brown.
Origin of liverMiddle English, from Old English lifer; see leip- in Indo-European roots.
B. hepatic vein
C. hepatic artery
D. portal vein
E. common bile duct
G. cystic duct
(countable and uncountable, plural livers)
- (anatomy) A large organ in the body that stores and metabolizes nutrients, destroys toxins and produces bile. It is responsible for thousands of biochemical reactions.
- Steve Jobs is a famous liver transplant recipient.
- (countable, uncountable) This organ, as taken from animals used as food.
- I'd like some goose liver pate.
- You could fry up some chicken livers for a tasty treat. â€” Nah, I don't like chicken liver.
- A dark brown colour, tinted with red and gray, like the colour of liver.
- The noun is often used attributively to modify other words. Used in this way, it frequently means "concerning the liver", "intended for the liver" or "made of liver" .
- Of the colour of liver (dark brown, tinted with red and gray).
- Someone who lives (usually in a specified way).
From live +â€Ž -er.
live (adjective) + -(e)r.