(Hen"roost`) n. A place where hens roost.
(Hen"ry) n.; pl. Henrys. [From Joseph Henry, an American physicist.] The unit of electric
induction; the induction in a circuit when the electro-motive force induced in this circuit is one volt, while
the inducing current varies at the rate of one ampère a second.
(Hen's-foot`) n. (Bot.) An umbelliferous plant
(Hent) v. t. [imp. Hente; p. p. Hent.] [OE. hente, henten, fr. AS. hentan, gehentan, to pursue,
take, seize; cf. Icel. henda, Goth. hinpan and E. hunt.] To seize; to lay hold on; to catch; to get. [Obs.]
Piers Plowman. Spenser.
This cursed Jew him hente and held him fast.Chaucer.
But all that he might of his friendes henteChaucer.
On bookes and on learning he it spente.
(Hen"ware`) n. (Bot.) A coarse, blackish seaweed. See Badderlocks.
(Henx"man) n. Henchman. [Obs.]
(Hep) n. See Hip, the fruit of the dog-rose.
(||He"par) n. [L. hepar, hepatis, the liver, Gr. .]
1. (Old Chem.) Liver of sulphur; a substance of a liver-brown color, sometimes used in medicine. It is
formed by fusing sulphur with carbonates of the alkalies and consists essentially of alkaline sulphides.
Called also hepar sulphuris
2. Any substance resembling hepar proper, in appearance; specifically, in homeopathy, calcium sulphide,
called also hepar sulphuris calcareum
Hepar antimonii (Old Chem.), a substance, of a liver-brown color, obtained by fusing together antimony
sulphide with alkaline sulphides, and consisting of sulphantimonites of the alkalies; called also liver of