Liver

Definition of Liver

Liv´er   Pronunciation: lĭv´ẽr
n.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
one given to the pleasures of the table.
Loose liver
a person who lives a somewhat dissolute life.
1.(Anat.) A very large glandular and vascular organ in the visceral cavity of all vertebrates.
Floating liver
See Wandering liver, under Wandering.
Liver of antimony
(Old Chem.) See Hepar.
Liver brown
the color of liver, a dark, reddish brown.
Liver shark
(Zool.) a very large shark (Cetorhinus maximus), 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; it is sometimes referred to as whale shark, but that name is more commonly used for the Rhincodon typus, which grows even larger
Liver spots
yellowish brown patches on the skin, or spots of chloasma.
1.(Zool.) The glossy ibis (Ibis falcinellus); - said to have given its name to the city of Liverpool.

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