hepatic

adjective
he·pat·ic | \hi-ˈpa-tik \

Definition of hepatic 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, affecting, associated with, supplying, or draining the liver a hepatic complaint hepatic arteries

hepatic

noun

Definition of hepatic (Entry 2 of 2)

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The ancient Greeks linked the liver to pleasure: The words hepatic and hedonic are thought to share the same root. Natalie Angier, New York Times, "The Liver: A ‘Blob’ That Runs the Body," 12 June 2017

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First Known Use of hepatic

Adjective

1599, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hepatic

Adjective

Latin hepaticus, from Greek hēpatikos, from hēpat-, hēpar

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hepatic

adjective
he·pat·ic | \hi-ˈpat-ik \

Medical Definition of hepatic 

: of, relating to, affecting, or associated with the liver hepatic injury hepatic insufficiency

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