Definition of Hepatica

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Liverleaf
Group relationships: Genus Hepatica
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant



2. Noun. A common liverwort.
Exact synonyms: Marchantia Polymorpha
Generic synonyms: Hepatic, Liverwort
Group relationships: Genus Marchantia, Marchantia

Definition of Hepatica

1. n. A genus of pretty spring flowers closely related to Anemone; squirrel cup.

Definition of Hepatica

1. Noun. Any of the herbaceous plants in the genus ''Hepatica'' of the buttercup family, notably the common hepatica. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hepatica

1. a perennial herb [n -CAS or -CAE]

Medical Definition of Hepatica

1. Origin: NL. See Hepatic. So called in allusion to the shape of the lobed leaves or fronds. 1. A genus of pretty spring flowers closely related to Anemone; squirrel cup. 2. Any plant, usually procumbent and mosslike, of the cryptogamous class Hepaticae; called also scale moss and liverwort. See Hepaticae, in the Supplement. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hepatica

hepatic plexus
hepatic porphyria
hepatic portal system
hepatic portal vein
hepatic prominence
hepatic segments
hepatic steatosis
hepatic tanager
hepatic triad
hepatic vein
hepatic vein thrombosis
hepatic veins
hepatic veno-occlusive disease
hepatic venous segments
hepatica (current term)
hepatical
hepaticas
hepatico-
hepaticodochotomy
hepaticoduodenostomy
hepaticoenterostomy
hepaticogastrostomy
hepaticolithotomy
hepaticolithotripsy
hepaticological
hepaticologist
hepaticologists
hepaticology
hepaticopulmonary

Literary usage of Hepatica

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1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"A genus of about 4 species, natives of the north temperate 2one. Only the following are known from North America. Type species: Anemone hepatica L. Lobes of ..."

2. Handbook of Nature-study for Teachers and Parents: Based on the Cornell by Anna Botsford Comstock (1911)
"But the hepatica does not care what names the wise men give to the parts of its ... We seek the hepatica in its own haunts, because there is a longing for ..."

3. Nostrums and Quackery: Articles on the Nostrum Evil and Quackery Reprinted by American Medical Association, Arthur Joseph Cramp (1912)
"SAL hepatica This wonderful mixture, according to the advertisements, is "a combination of the tonic, alterative and laxative salts similar to the ..."

4. Flora Domestica, Or, The Portable Flower-garden: With Directions for the by Elizabeth Kent, Leigh Hunt (1831)
"THE hepatica is a Swiss species of the anemone : there are many varieties, ... Some roots of the Double Blue hepatica being sent from a garden in ..."

5. The Animal Parasites of Man: A Handbook for Students and Medical Men by Maximilian Gustav Christian Carl Braun, Pauline Falcke, Louis Westenra Sambon, Frederick Vincent Theobald (1908)
"... length) in the opaque lens of an old woman.1 The fact that Ammon found that the intestinal caeca FIG. 88.—Young Fasciola hepatica, soon after travelling ..."

6. Nostrums and Quackery: Articles on the Nostrum Evil and Quackery, Reprinted by American Medical Association (1912)
"SAL hepatica This wonderful mixture, according to the advertisements, is "a combination of the tonic, alterative and laxative salts similar to the ..."

7. All the Year Round: A Nature Reader by Frances Lucia Strong, Martha Allen Lane (1896)
"Miss hepatica to her nurse to be cared for and watched whil, Miss hepatica slept all winter. ... In the spring, Miss hepatica was awakened by her playmate, ..."

8. Rural Affairs by John Jacob Thomas (1875)
"The engravings represent them all reduced one-half the natural diameter : hepatica TRILOBA, (fig. 35,) sometimes called liverwort, is one of the very ..."

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