hepatics

hepatic

[hi-pat-ik]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the liver.
2.
acting on the liver, as a medicine.
3.
liver-colored; dark reddish-brown.
4.
Botany. belonging or pertaining to the liverworts.
noun
5.
a medicine acting on the liver.
6.
a liverwort.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English epatikLatin hēpaticus < Greek hēpatikós. See hepato-, -ic

nonhepatic, adjective, noun
posthepatic, adjective
subhepatic, adjective
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hepatic (hɪˈpætɪk)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the liver
2.  botany of or relating to the liverworts
3.  having the colour of liver
 
n
4.  obsolete any of various drugs for use in treating diseases of the liver
5.  a less common name for a liverwort
 
[C15: from Latin hēpaticus, from Greek hēpar liver]

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hepatic he·pat·ic (hĭ-pāt'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or resembling the liver.

  2. Acting on or occurring in the liver.

n.
A drug that acts on the liver.
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hepatic   (hĭ-pāt'ĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to or involving the liver.
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