What does liver mean?

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ˈlɪv ərliv·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. livernoun

    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

  2. livernoun

    liver of an animal used as meat

  3. livernoun

    a person who has a special life style

    "a high liver"

  4. liveradjective

    someone who lives in a place

    "a liver in cities"

  5. liver-colored, liveradjective

    having a reddish-brown color

Webster Dictionary

  1. Livernoun

    one who, or that which, lives

    Etymology: [AS. lifer; akin to D. liver, G. leber, OHG. lebara, Icel. lifr, Sw. lefver, and perh. to Gr. fat, E. live, v.]

  2. Livernoun

    a resident; a dweller; as, a liver in Brooklyn

    Etymology: [AS. lifer; akin to D. liver, G. leber, OHG. lebara, Icel. lifr, Sw. lefver, and perh. to Gr. fat, E. live, v.]

  3. Livernoun

    one whose course of life has some marked characteristic (expressed by an adjective); as, a free liver

    Etymology: [AS. lifer; akin to D. liver, G. leber, OHG. lebara, Icel. lifr, Sw. lefver, and perh. to Gr. fat, E. live, v.]

  4. Livernoun

    a very large glandular and vascular organ in the visceral cavity of all vertebrates

    Etymology: [AS. lifer; akin to D. liver, G. leber, OHG. lebara, Icel. lifr, Sw. lefver, and perh. to Gr. fat, E. live, v.]

  5. Livernoun

    the glossy ibis (Ibis falcinellus); -- said to have given its name to the city of Liverpool

    Etymology: [AS. lifer; akin to D. liver, G. leber, OHG. lebara, Icel. lifr, Sw. lefver, and perh. to Gr. fat, E. live, v.]

Freebase

  1. Liver

    The liver is a vital organ present in vertebrates and some other animals. It has a wide range of functions, including detoxification, protein synthesis, and production of biochemicals necessary for digestion. The liver is necessary for survival; there is currently no way to compensate for the absence of liver function in the long term, although new liver dialysis techniques can be used in the short term. This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of lipids. The liver's highly specialized tissues regulate a wide variety of high-volume biochemical reactions, including the synthesis and breakdown of small and complex molecules, many of which are necessary for normal vital functions. Terminology related to the liver often starts in hepar- or hepat- from the Greek word for liver, hēpar.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Liver

    liv′ėr, n. the largest gland in the body, which secretes the bile.—adjs. Liv′er-col′our, of the colour of the liver: dark-red; Liv′ered, in compounds, as white-livered, lily-livered=cowardly.—n. Liver-fluke, a trematoid worm (Distoma hepatica).—adj. Liv′er-grown, having a swelled liver.—n. Liverwort, any plant of the cryptogamic family Hepaticæ, allied to mosses.—adj. Liv′ery, resembling the liver. [A.S. lifer; Ger. leber, Ice. lifr.]

Editors Contribution

  1. liver

    A type of organ.

    The liver is important in filtering within the body.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 22, 2019  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'liver' in Nouns Frequency: #2062

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of liver in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of liver in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of liver in a Sentence

  1. David Middleton:

    I would certainly not recommend that people drink excessive amounts of green tea, many food substances taken in excess can, of course, be harmful, and there is evidence that very large doses of green tea can cause liver and kidney damage.

  2. Emily Bartlett:

    True vitamin A comes from animal sources and liver is the highest source of it.

  3. Alexander Millman:

    Hepatitis C infection can last a lifetime and lead to serious liver problems, including cirrhosis, which is scarring of the liver, liver cancer, or death, hepatitis C is the leading cause of liver cancer and the most common reason for liver transplantation in the United States.

  4. The FDA:

    The drug works by reducing the number of receptors on the liver that remove LDL cholesterol from the blood. By blocking PCSK9's ability to work, more receptors are available to get rid of LDL cholesterol from the blood and, as a result, lower LDL cholesterol levels.

  5. Maria Siemionow:

    The fact that Dr. Lantieri was able to perform a second face transplantation on this recipient is the first case of its kind for the face transplant field, some patients have to have a second kidney, some patients have to have a second heart transplant or a second liver, so in terms of retransplanting or transplanting again in a patient with a solid organ is not new.

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