He"par(?), n. [L. hepar, hepatis, the liver, Gr. .] 1. (Old Chem.) Liver of sulphur; a substance of a liver-brown color, sometimes used in medicine. It is formed by fusing sulphur with carbonates of the alkalies (esp. potassium), and consists essentially of alkaline sulphides. Called also hepar sulphuris ().
2. Any substance resembling hepar proper, in appearance; specifically, in homeopathy, calcium sulphide, called also
hepar sulphuris calcareum ().
Hepar antimonii ()
(Old Chem.), a substance, of a liver-brown color, obtained by fusing together antimony sulphide with alkaline sulphides, and consisting of sulphantimonites of the alkalies; -- called also
liver of antimony.
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