hepatic hepatic  /hə ˈpæ tɪk/


  1. (n) any of numerous small green nonvascular plants of the class Hepaticopsida growing in wet places and resembling green seaweeds or leafy mosses
  2. (adj) pertaining to or affecting the liver


  1. The hepatic artery, which delivers blood for the liver's own oxygen needs, was so damaged by pressure from the cancer as to be useless.
  2. Borgnine and the rest of the cast had to take gamma globulin shots to protect themselves against a countrywide epidemic of a hepatic disease.
  3. A 45-year-old mother of ten found her third husband drinking at a wedding reception, after he had nearly died of hepatic failure.



  • "In the current study, the high rate of pelvic recurrence following hepatic resection of liver metastases in patients with a rectal primary has important implications, as it serves to emphasize that adequate therapy of both pelvic and hepatic...
    on Sep 8, 2008 By: Johns Hopkins Source: Medicexchange

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