8 Wintry Words to Defrost Your Vocabulary
late 14c., epatike, from Old French hepatique or directly from Latin hepaticus "pertaining to the liver," from Greek hepatikos, from hepar (genitive hepatos) "liver" (see hepatitis). As a noun, "medicine for the liver," from late 15c.
hepatic he·pat·ic (hĭ-pāt'ĭk)
Of, relating to, or resembling the liver.
Acting on or occurring in the liver.