hepatic

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/hɪˈpætɪk/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(hi patik)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
he•pat•ic  (hi patik),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. Anatomyof or pertaining to the liver.
  2. Drugsacting on the liver, as a medicine.
  3. liver-colored;
    dark reddish-brown.
  4. Plant Biology[Bot.]belonging or pertaining to the liverworts.

n. 
  1. Drugsa medicine acting on the liver.
  2. Plant Biologya liverwort.
  • Greek hēpatikós. See hepato-, -ic
  • Middle English epatik Latin hēpaticus 1350–1400

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
hepatic /hɪˈpætɪk/ adj
  1. of or relating to the liver
  2. having the colour of liver
n
  1. obsolete any of various drugs for use in treating diseases of the liver
Etymology: 15th Century: from Latin hēpaticus, from Greek hēpar liver
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