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liver1
A. liver
B. hepatic vein
C. hepatic artery
D. portal vein
E. common bile duct
F. stomach
G. cystic duct
H. gallbladder

liv·er 1

 (lĭv′ər)
n.
1. A large, reddish-brown, glandular organ in the abdominal cavity of vertebrates that secretes bile and is active in the formation of certain blood proteins and in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.
2. An organ in invertebrates that is similar to the vertebrate liver.
3. The bile-secreting organ of certain animals, used as food.
4. A dark reddish brown.
adj.
1. Made of or flavored with liver: liver pâté.
2. Of a dark reddish brown.

[Middle English, from Old English lifer; see leip- in Indo-European roots.]

liv·er 2

 (lĭv′ər)
n.
One who lives in a specified manner: a high liver.

liver

(ˈlɪvə)
n
1. (Anatomy) a multilobed highly vascular reddish-brown glandular organ occupying most of the upper right part of the human abdominal cavity immediately below the diaphragm. It secretes bile, stores glycogen, detoxifies certain poisons, and plays an important part in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and fat, helping to maintain a correct balance of nutrients.
2. (Anatomy) the corresponding organ in animals
3. (Cookery) the liver of certain animals used as food
4. (Colours) a reddish-brown colour, sometimes with a greyish tinge
[Old English lifer; related to Old High German lebrav, Old Norse lefr, Greek liparos fat]
ˈliverless adj

liver

(ˈlɪvə)
n
a person who lives in a specified way: a fast liver.

liv•er1

(ˈlɪv ər)
n.
1. a large, reddish brown, glandular organ in vertebrates, located in the upper abdominal cavity and functioning in the secretion of bile and in essential metabolic processes.
2. this organ of an animal, as a calf, chicken, or goose, used as food.
3. a diseased condition of the liver: a touch of liver.
4. a reddish brown color.
v.i.
5. (of paint, ink, etc.) to undergo irreversible thickening.
[before 900; Old English lifer, c. Middle Dutch lever, Old High German libara, Old Norse lifr]

liv•er2

(ˈlɪv ər)

n.
1. a person who lives in a manner specified: an extravagant liver.
2. a dweller; inhabitant.
[1325–75]

liv·er

(lĭv′ər)
1. A large glandular organ in the abdomen of vertebrate animals that is essential to many metabolic processes. The liver secretes bile, stores fat and sugar as reserve energy sources, converts harmful substances to less toxic forms, and regulates the amount of blood in the body.
2. A similar organ of invertebrate animals.

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The largest organ inside the body, in the right upper part of the abdominal cavity. Its many functions include manufacturing bile and glycogen, and so helping to digest and store food. See bile, glycogen.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.liver - large and complicated reddish-brown glandular organ located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavityliver - large and complicated reddish-brown glandular organ located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity; secretes bile and functions in metabolism of protein and carbohydrate and fat; synthesizes substances involved in the clotting of the blood; synthesizes vitamin A; detoxifies poisonous substances and breaks down worn-out erythrocytes
Kupffer's cell - specialized cells in the liver that destroy bacteria, foreign proteins, and worn-out blood cells
internal organ, viscus - a main organ that is situated inside the body
digestive system, gastrointestinal system, systema alimentarium, systema digestorium - the system that makes food absorbable into the body
arteria hepatica, hepatic artery - arteries that supply the liver
hepatic vein, vena hepatica - a vein that drains the liver; empties into the vena cava
hepatic lobe - any of the five lobes forming the liver
hepatic duct - the duct that drains bile from the liver
bile duct, common bile duct - a duct formed by the hepatic and cystic ducts; opens into the duodenum
biliary ductule - excretory ducts of the liver; empty into the hepatic ducts
venae interlobulares hepatis - interlobular veins of the liver
cardiovascular system, circulatory system - the organs and tissues involved in circulating blood and lymph through the body
2.liver - liver of an animal used as meat
organs, variety meat - edible viscera of a butchered animal
calf's liver, calves' liver - liver of a calf used as meat
chicken liver - liver of a chicken used as meat
goose liver - liver of a goose used as meat
tomalley - edible greenish substance in boiled lobster
3.liver - a person who has a special life style; "a high liver"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
4.liver - someone who lives in a place; "a liver in cities"
denizen, dweller, habitant, inhabitant, indweller - a person who inhabits a particular place
Adj.1.liver - having a reddish-brown color
colored, coloured, colorful - having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination; "colored crepe paper"; "the film was in color"; "amber-colored heads of grain"

liver

noun
Related words
adjective hepatic
Translations
كبدكَبِدُكَبِد الإنْسانكَبِد الحَيَوان
játra
lever
maksa
कलेजा
jetrajetrica
májmájasmájszínű
hati
lifur
肝臓
kepenėlėskepenys
aknas
pečeň
jetra
lever
ตับ
gan

liver

1 [ˈlɪvəʳ]
A. N (Anat) → hígado m
B. CPD [pâté, sausage] → de hígado; [disease] → hepático, del hígado
liver complaint Nmal m de hígado, afección f hepática
liver pâté Nfoie gras m, paté m de hígado
liver salts NPLsal fsing de fruta
liver sausage Nsalchicha f de hígado
liver spots NPLmanchas fpl de la vejez

liver

2 [ˈlɪvəʳ] N fast livercalavera m
good liver (= lover of good food) → gastrónomo/a m/f; (= lover of the good life) → persona f que se da buena vida

liver

[ˈlɪvər] nfoie m
grilled calves' liver → du foie de veau grillé

liver

:
liver salts
pl salzhaltiges Mittel gegen Magenverstimmung
liver sausage
nLeberwurst f
liver spot
n (Med) → Leberfleck m

liver

1
n clean liversolider Mensch; he’s a fast liverer führt ein flottes Leben (inf)

liver

2
n (Anat, Cook) → Leber f

liver

[ˈlɪvəʳ]
1. n (Anat, Culin) → fegato
2. adjdi fegato

liver

(ˈlivə) noun
1. a large organ in the body which purifies the blood.
2. this organ in certain animals used as food.

liver

كَبِدُ játra lever Leber συκώτι hígado maksa foie jetra fegato 肝臓 lever lever wątroba fígado печень lever ตับ karaciğer gan 肝脏

liv·er

n. hígado, glándula mayor del cuerpo que segrega bilis y sirve de estabilizador y productor de azúcar, enzimas, proteínas y colesterol además de eliminar las sustancias tóxicas del organismo;
enlarged ______ agrandado;
infantile biliary ___ cirrhosiscirrosis biliar infantil;
___ circulationcirculación hepática;
___ cirrhosiscirrosis hepática;
___ damagelesión hepática;
___ failureinsuficiencia hepática;
___ function testspruebas funcionales hepáticas;
___ spotsmanchas hepáticas.

liver

n hígado; fatty — hígado graso
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John says I musn't lose my strength, and has me take cod liver oil and lots of tonics and things, to say nothing of ale and wine and rare meat.
I call it demeaning a man's business to trade with such people; and from this time forth, if they want a sausage or an ounce of liver, they shall run after the cart for it
Then he went on to say he was an under-cook and could not stop to gossip, though he would like it another time; for it would comfort his very liver to know where I got my clothes.
When her mind gradually filled itself with robins, and moorland cottages crowded with children, with queer crabbed old gardeners and common little Yorkshire housemaids, with springtime and with secret gardens coming alive day by day, and also with a moor boy and his "creatures," there was no room left for the disagreeable thoughts which affected her liver and her digestion and made her yellow and tired.
Whether his meditations on mortality had touched his liver, or whether his general health had been previously at all amiss, or whether he desired to show a little attention to an eminent man, is not so much to the purpose, as that he made a short call upon his medical adviser--a distinguished surgeon--on his way back.
Oh, my lungs and liver, will you go for threepence?
You fail, or you go from my words in any partickler, no matter how small it is, and your heart and your liver shall be tore out, roasted and ate.
I'd keep him in liver and lights for nothing--that I would.
Yet soon he heal'd; for Spirits that live throughout Vital in every part, not as frail man In Entrailes, Heart or Head, Liver or Reines, Cannot but by annihilating die; Nor in thir liquid texture mortal wound Receive, no more then can the fluid Aire: All Heart they live, all Head, all Eye, all Eare, All Intellect, all Sense, and as they please, They Limb themselves, and colour, shape or size Assume, as likes them best, condense or rare.
You're a pretty colour, certainly; why, your liver, man, is upside down.
Though his long slim legs, supporting a lank body, and his pallid skin, were not indicative of health, Monsieur de Valois ate like an ogre and declared he had a malady called in the provinces "hot liver," perhaps to excuse his monstrous appetite.
Tortoise liver, filleted shark, and beef steaks from seadogs.