nutmeg liver

noun

Medical Definition of nutmeg liver

: a liver appearing mottled like a nutmeg when cut because of congestion and associated with impaired circulation especially from heart or lung disease

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“Nutmeg liver.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/nutmeg%20liver. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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