(?), a. [L. hepaticus, Gr. , fr. the liver; akin to L. jecur, Skr. yakt: cf. F. hpatique.] 1. Of or pertaining to the liver; as, hepatic artery; hepatic diseases.
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2. Resembling the liver in color or in form; as, hepatic cinnabar.
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3. (Bot.) Pertaining to, or resembling, the plants called Hepatic, or scale mosses and liverworts.
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Hepatic duct (Anat.), any biliary duct; esp., the duct, or one of the ducts, which carries the bile from the liver to the cystic and common bile ducts. See Illust., under Digestive. -- Hepatic gas (Old Chem.), sulphureted hydrogen gas. -- Hepatic mercurial ore, or Hepatic cinnabar. See under Cinnabar.
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