Hepatic definition

hĭ-pătĭk
Acting on or occurring in the liver.
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Like the liver in color or shape.
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Of the liverworts.
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Relating to or resembling the liver.
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Acting on or occurring in the liver.
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A drug that acts on the liver.
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Relating to or involving the liver.
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Any compound that acts on the liver.
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A liverwort (kind of plant)
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Of or relating to the liver.
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Acting on or occurring in the liver.
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Of a deep brownish-red color like that of liver.

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Of, relating to, or resembling the liver.
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A drug that acts on the liver.
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Of or affecting the liver.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of hepatic - hepatical

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
hepatic
Plural:
hepatics

Origin of hepatic

  • Middle English epatik from Old French hepatique from Latin hēpaticus from Greek hēpatikos from hēpar hēpat- liver yē̃kwr̥ in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French hepatique, from Late Latin hepaticus, from Ancient Greek ἡπατικός (hēpatikos, “of the liver”), from ἧπαρ (hēpar, “liver”).

    From Wiktionary