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Definition of "hepatic" []

  • Of, relating to, or resembling the liver. (adjective)
  • Acting on or occurring in the liver. (adjective)
  • A drug that acts on the liver. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hepatic" in a sentence
  • "This type of hypertension is often referred to as hepatic, portal or renal hypertension."
  • "Liver hemangioma is sometimes called hepatic hemangioma or cavernous hemangioma."
  • "When viewed under a microscope, the liver is seen as a large network of units called hepatic lobules."