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HEPATIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hepatic mean? 

HEPATIC (noun)
  The noun HEPATIC has 1 sense:

1. any of numerous small green nonvascular plants of the class Hepaticopsida growing in wet places and resembling green seaweeds or leafy mosses

  Familiarity information: HEPATIC used as a noun is very rare.


HEPATIC (adjective)
  The adjective HEPATIC has 1 sense:

1. pertaining to or affecting the liver

  Familiarity information: HEPATIC used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HEPATIC (noun)


Sense 1hepatic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any of numerous small green nonvascular plants of the class Hepaticopsida growing in wet places and resembling green seaweeds or leafy mosses

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

hepatic; liverwort

Hypernyms ("hepatic" is a kind of...):

bryophyte; nonvascular plant (any of numerous plants of the division Bryophyta)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hepatic"):

hornwort (liverworts with slender hornlike capsules)

leafy liverwort; scale moss (mosslike liverwort with tiny scalelike leaves; usually epiphytic)

hepatica; Marchantia polymorpha (a common liverwort)

Holonyms ("hepatic" is a member of...):

class Hepaticae; class Hepaticopsida; Hepaticae; Hepaticopsida (liverworts: comprises orders Anthocerotales; Jungermanniales; Marchantiales; Sphaerocarpales)


HEPATIC (adjective)


Sense 1hepatic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pertaining to or affecting the liver

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context examples:

hepatic ducts / hepatic cirrhosis

Pertainym:

liver (large and complicated reddish-brown glandular organ located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity; secretes bile and functions in metabolism of protein and carbohydrate and fat; synthesizes substances involved in the clotting of the blood; synthesizes vitamin A; detoxifies poisonous substances and breaks down worn-out erythrocytes)


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