Hobnail liver
Hobnail Hob"nail`, n. [1st hob + nail.] 1. A short, sharp-pointed, large-headed nail, -- used in shoeing houses and for studding the soles of heavy shoes. [1913 Webster]

2. A clownish person; a rustic. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{Hobnail liver} (Med.), a disease in which the liver is shrunken, hard, and covered with projections like hobnails; one of the forms of cirrhosis of the liver. [1913 Webster]


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  • hobnail liver — hob·nail liver häb .nāl or hob·nailed liver häb .nāld n 1) the liver as it appears in one form of cirrhosis in which it is shrunken and hard and covered with small projecting nodules 2) the cirrhosis associated with hobnail liver: LAENNEC S… …   Medical dictionary

  • hobnail liver — noun also hobnailed liver 1. : the liver as it appears in one form of cirrhosis in which it is shrunken and hard and covered with small projecting nodules 2. : the cirrhosis associated with hobnail liver : laennec s cirrhosis …   Useful english dictionary

  • hobnail liver — (also hobnailed liver) noun a liver with small knobbly projections due to cirrhosis …   English new terms dictionary

  • hobnail liver — the liver of a patient with cirrhosis, which has a knobbly appearance caused by regenerating nodules separated by bands of fibrous tissue …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Цирроз Печени Атрофический (Hobnail Liver) — хроническое прогрессирующее заболевание, характеризующееся поражением паренхимы и стромы печени с дистрофией печеночных клеток, узловой регенерацией печеночной ткани и усиленным развитием соединительной ткани (ред.). Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • Hobnail — Hob nail , n. [1st hob + nail.] 1. A short, sharp pointed, large headed nail, used in shoeing houses and for studding the soles of heavy shoes. [1913 Webster] 2. A clownish person; a rustic. Milton. [1913 Webster] {Hobnail liver} (Med.), a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hobnail (disambiguation) — A hobnail is a short nail with a thick head: used to increase the durability of boot soles.Hobnail may also refer to:* A pattern of glassware: (sometime called Fenton Hobnail) where the body of the piece has a regular array of bumps, as if… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • hobnail — n. a heavy headed nail used for boot soles. Phrases and idioms: hobnail (or hobnailed) liver a liver having many small knobbly projections due to cirrhosis. Derivatives: hobnailed adj. Etymology: HOB(1) + NAIL …   Useful english dictionary

  • hobnailed liver — noun see hobnail liver …   Useful english dictionary

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