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Meaning of hepatic

he•pat•ic

Pronunciation: (hi-pat'ik), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the liver.
  2. acting on the liver, as a medicine.
  3. liver-colored; dark reddish-brown.
  4. belonging or pertaining to the liverworts.
—n.
  1. a medicine acting on the liver.
  2. a liverwort.
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