hobnail liver

noun
hob·​nail liver | \ ˈhäb-ˌnāl- How to pronounce hobnail liver (audio) \
variants: or hobnailed liver \ ˈhäb-​ˌnāld-​ How to pronounce hobnailed liver (audio) \

Medical Definition of hobnail 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

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“Hobnail liver.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hobnail%20liver. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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