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Any of several woodland plants of the genus Hepatica of the buttercup family, especially H. americana of eastern North America, having three-lobed leaves and white or lavender flowers. Hepaticas are sometimes classified in the genus Anemone. Also called liverleaf.

[Middle English epatica, liverwort, from Medieval Latin hēpatica, from feminine of Latin hēpaticus, of the liver; see hepatic.]
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(Plants) any ranunculaceous woodland plant of the N temperate genus Hepatica, having three-lobed leaves and white, mauve, or pink flowers
[C16: from Medieval Latin: liverwort, from Latin hēpaticus of the liver]
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(hɪˈpæt ɪ kə)

n., pl. -cas.
any plant of the genus Hepatica, of the buttercup family, having heart-shaped leaves and delicate purplish or white flowers.
[1540–50; < Medieval Latin: liverwort]
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Noun1.hepatica - any of several plants of the genus Hepatica having three-lobed leaves and white or pinkish flowers in early springhepatica - any of several plants of the genus Hepatica having three-lobed leaves and white or pinkish flowers in early spring; of moist and mossy subalpine woodland areas of north temperate regions
genus Hepatica - small genus of perennial herbs of north temperate regions; allied to genus Anemone
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
2.hepatica - a common liverworthepatica - a common liverwort      
hepatic, liverwort - any of numerous small green nonvascular plants of the class Hepaticopsida growing in wet places and resembling green seaweeds or leafy mosses
genus Marchantia, Marchantia - type genus of Marchantiaceae; liverworts that reproduce asexually by gemmae and have stalked antheridiophores
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The dandelions carpeted the three lawns,-- they used to be lawns, but have long since blossomed out into meadows filled with every sort of pretty weed,-- and under and among the groups of leafless oaks and beeches were blue hepaticas, white anemones, violets, and celandines in sheets.
In cattle, the most common trematodes observed are Fasciola hepatica and Fasciola gigantic (Rafiullah et al., 2011).
La arteria hepatica comun (AHC) se dirige a la derecha para dar origen a la rama gastrica derecha y despues se bifurca en dos ramas terminales: la arteria gastroduodenal que brinda vascularizacion al pancreas y al duodeno proximal; y la arteria hepatica propia la cual irriga al higado y la via biliar (Drake 2015; Moore et al., 2015).
Natural infection of Fasciola hepatica in cervids from Peru
In this context, separate representatives of the following species should be singled out: Fasciola hepatica (F.
A obesidade reflete em um estado proinflamatorio, levando o individuo a adquirir diversas patologias, entre elas podemos destacar a esteatose hepatica nao alcoolica (EHNA), pertencente ao grupo das doencas hepaticas gordurosa nao alcoolica (DHGNA), que afetam diretamente o funcionamento hepatico (Dyson, Anstee, Mcpherson, 2014; Liu e colaboradores, 2014; Ratziu e colaboradores, 2010).
Additionally, some parasite species (e.g., Fasciola hepatica) may mimic radiological features of cholangiocarcinoma.