Liver
Liver \Liv"er\ (l[i^]v"[~e]r), n. (Zo["o]l.) The glossy ibis ({Ibis falcinellus}); -- said to have given its name to the city of Liverpool. [1913 Webster]

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  • Liver — Liv er, n. [AS. lifer; akin to D. liver, G. leber, OHG. lebara, Icel. lifr, Sw. lefver, and perh. to Gr. ? fat, E. live, v.] (Anat.) A very large glandular and vascular organ in the visceral cavity of all vertebrates. [1913 Webster] Note: Most of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Liver — Liv er, n. 1. One who, or that which, lives. [1913 Webster] And try if life be worth the liver s care. Prior. [1913 Webster] 2. A resident; a dweller; as, a liver in Brooklyn. [1913 Webster] 3. One whose course of life has some marked… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • liver — liver1 [liv′ər] n. [ME livere < OE lifer, akin to Ger leber < ? IE base * leip , to smear with fat > Gr liparos, fat] 1. the largest glandular organ in vertebrate animals, located in the upper or anterior part of the abdomen: it secretes …   English World dictionary

  • Liver — von 1900 Liver von 1900 Liver ist eine ehem …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • liver — ► NOUN 1) a large organ in the abdomen that secretes bile and neutralizes toxins. 2) the flesh of an animal s liver as food. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • Liver — For other uses, see Liver (disambiguation). Liver Liver of a sheep: (1) right lobe, (2) left lobe, (3) caudate lobe, (4) quadrate lobe, (5) hepatic artery and portal vein, (6) hepatic lymph nodes, (7) gall bladder …   Wikipedia

  • liver — liver1 liverless, adj. /liv euhr/, n. 1. Anat. a large, reddish brown, glandular organ located in the upper right side of the abdominal cavity, divided by fissures into five lobes and functioning in the secretion of bile and various metabolic… …   Universalium

  • liver — The largest gland of the body, lying beneath the diaphragm in the right hypochondrium and upper part of the epigastric region; it is of irregular shape and weighs from 1–2 kg, or about 140 the weight of the body. As an exocrine gland it secretes …   Medical dictionary

  • liver — 1. n. 1 a a large lobed glandular organ in the abdomen of vertebrates, functioning in many metabolic processes including the regulation of toxic materials in the blood, secreting bile, etc. b a similar organ in other animals. 2 the flesh of an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • liver — noun 1 organ in the body ADJECTIVE ▪ diseased, enlarged, fatty ▪ healthy, normal ▪ donor ▪ a nationwide appeal for a donor liver …   Collocations dictionary

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