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1. One who, or that which, lives.
And try if life be worth the liver's care.Prior.
2. A resident; a dweller; as, a liver in Brooklyn.
3. One whose course of life has some marked characteristic (expressed by an adjective); as, a free liver.
Fast liver, one who lives in an extravagant and dissipated way. Free liver, Good liver, one given
to the pleasures of the table. Loose liver, a person who lives a somewhat dissolute life.
(Liv"er), n. [AS. lifer; akin to D. liver, G. leber, OHG. lebara, Icel. lifr, Sw. lefver, and perh.
to Gr. fat, E. live, v.] (Anat.) A very large glandular and vascular organ in the visceral cavity of all
Most of the venous blood from the alimentary canal passes through it on its way back to the heart; and
it secretes the bile, produces glycogen, and in other ways changes the blood which passes through
it. In man it is situated immediately beneath the diaphragm and mainly on the right side. See Bile,
Digestive, and Glycogen. The liver of invertebrate animals is usually made up of cæcal tubes, and differs
materially, in form and function, from that of vertebrates.
Floating liver. See Wandering liver, under Wandering. Liver of antimony, Liver of sulphur.
(Old Chem.) See Hepar. Liver brown, Liver color, the color of liver, a dark, reddish brown.
Liver shark (Zoöl.), a very large shark inhabiting the northern coasts both of Europe and North America.
It sometimes becomes forty feet in length, being one of the largest sharks known; but it has small simple
teeth, and is not dangerous. It is captured for the sake of its liver, which often yields several barrels
of oil. It has gill rakers, resembling whalebone, by means of which it separates small animals from the
sea water. Called also basking shark, bone shark, hoemother, homer, and sailfish. Liver spots,
yellowish brown patches or spots of chloasma.
(Liv"er) n. (Zoöl.) The glossy ibis (Ibis falcinellus); - - said to have given its name to the city of
(Liv"er-col`ored) a. Having a color like liver; dark reddish brown.
(Liv"ered) a. Having (such) a liver; used in composition; as, white- livered.
(Liv"er-grown`) a. Having an enlarged liver. Dunglison.
(Liv"er*ied) a. Wearing a livery. See Livery, 3.
The liveried servants wait.Parnell.
(Liv"er*ing), n. A kind of pudding or sausage made of liver or pork. [Obs.] Chapman.
(Liv"er*leaf`) n. (Bot.) Same as Liverwort.
(Liv"er*wort`) n. (Bot.)
1. A ranunculaceous plant (Anemone Hepatica) with pretty white or bluish flowers and a three-lobed
leaf; called also squirrel cups.
2. A flowerless plant (Marchantia polymorpha), having an irregularly lobed, spreading, and forking frond.
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