Pronunciation: (hi-pat'ik), [key]
1. of or pertaining to the liver.
2. acting on the liver, as a medicine.
3. liver-colored; dark reddish-brown.
4. Bot.belonging or pertaining to the liverworts.
1. a medicine acting on the liver.
2. a liverwort.
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