I. adjective Etymology: Latin hepaticus, from Greek hēpatikos, from hēpat-, hēpar Date: 1599 of, relating to, affecting, associated with, supplying, or draining the liver <
a hepatic complaint
hepatic arteries
II. noun Date: 1900 liverwort

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  • Hepatic — He*pat ic, a. [L. hepaticus, Gr. ?, fr. ? the liver; akin to L. jecur, Skr. yak?t: cf. F. h[ e]patique.] 1. Of or pertaining to the liver; as, hepatic artery; hepatic diseases. [1913 Webster] 2. Resembling the liver in color or in form; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hepatic — HEPÁTIC, Ă, hepatici, ce, adj. Care aparţine ficatului, referitor la ficat, de ficat. – Din fr. hépatique. Trimis de gall, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  HEPÁTIC adj., s. (med.) (livr.) bilios. (Bolnav hepatic.) Trimis de siveco, 05.08.2004. Sursa:… …   Dicționar Român

  • hepatic — (adj.) late 14c., epatike, from O.Fr. hepatique or directly from L. hepaticus “pertaining to the liver,” from Gk. hepatikos, from hepar (gen. hepatos) “liver” (see HEPATITIS (Cf. hepatitis)). As a noun, medicine for the liver, from late… …   Etymology dictionary

  • hepatic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to the liver. ORIGIN Greek h patikos, from h par liver …   English terms dictionary

  • hepatic — [hi pat′ik] adj. [L hepaticus < Gr hēpatikos < hēpar, the liver < IE base * jekwṛ > Sans yákṛt, L jecur] 1. of or affecting the liver 2. like the liver in color or shape 3. of the liverworts n. LIVERWORT …   English World dictionary

  • hepatic — Relating to the liver. [G. hepatikos] * * * he·pat·ic hi pat ik adj of, relating to, affecting, or associated with the liver <hepatic injury> <hepatic insufficiency> * * * adj. relating to the liver. * * * he·pat·ic (hə patґik)… …   Medical dictionary

  • hepatic — adj. Hepatic is used with these nouns: ↑failure, ↑vein …   Collocations dictionary

  • hepatic — adj. [L. hepaticus, liver] Pertaining to liver; liver colored …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • hepatic — /hi pat ik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the liver. 2. acting on the liver, as a medicine. 3. liver colored; dark reddish brown. 4. Bot. belonging or pertaining to the liverworts. n. 5. a medicine acting on the liver. 6. a liverwort. [1350 1400;… …   Universalium

  • hepatic — 1. noun /hɛˈpætɪk/ a) Any compound that acts on the liver. There is now such an immense microliterature on hepatics that, beyond a certain point I have given up trying to integrate (and evaluate) every minor paper published especially narrowly… …   Wiktionary

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