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Meaning of LIVER

Pronunciation:  'livur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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. [n]  liver of an animal used as meat
  3. [n]  someone who lives in a place; "a liver in cities"
  4. [n]  a person who has a special life style; "a high liver"

LIVER is a 5 letter word that starts with L.


 See Also: arteria hepatica, bile duct, biliary ductule, calf's liver, calves' liver, cardiovascular system, chicken liver, circulatory system, common bile duct, denizen, digestive system, dweller, gastrointestinal system, goose liver, hepatic artery, hepatic duct, hepatic lobe, hepatic vein, human, individual, inhabitant, internal organ, Kupffer's cell, mortal, organs, person, somebody, someone, soul, systema alimentarium, systema digestorium, tomalley, variety meat, vena hepatica, venae interlobulares hepatis, viscus



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Liv"er\, 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
    {Free liver}, {Good liver}, one given to the pleasures of the
    {Loose liver}, a person who lives a somewhat dissolute life.
  2. \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 vertebrates.
    Note: 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 c[ae]cal tubes, and differs
          materially, in form and function, from that of
    {Floating liver}. See {Wandering liver}, under {Wandering}.
    {Liver of antimony}, {Liver of sulphur}. (Old Chem.) See
    {Liver brown}, {Liver color}, the color of liver, a dark,
       reddish brown.
    {Liver shark} (Zo["o]l.), 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}
  3. \Liv"er\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    The glossy ibis ({Ibis falcinellus}); -- said to have given
    its name to the city of Liverpool.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: largest organ in the body; performs important functions such as making bile, changing food into energy, and cleaning alcohol and poisons from the blood.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing yours or someone else's liver in your dream, suggests the possibility of a physical disorder. The dream forewarns that you need to reduce your alcohol consumption. Alternatively, it indicates that someone in your life who may not be looking out for your best interest at heart. You may be feeling belittled or angry.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: An organ found in vertebrate animals which has a variety of different functions, including digestion (by secreting bile into the small intestine to break down fats so that they may better be absorbed), storage and processing of various nutrients, and detoxification of the blood (by removing and concentrating the toxins, then secreting them into the small intestine via bile for later excretion).
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Heb. kabhed, "heavy;" hence the liver, as being the heaviest of the viscera, Ex. 29:13, 22; Lev. 3:4, 1, 10, 15) was burnt upon the altar, and not used as sacrificial food. In Ezek. 21:21 there is allusion, in the statement that the king of Babylon "looked upon the liver," to one of the most ancient of all modes of divination. The first recorded instance of divination (q.v.) is that of the teraphim of Laban. By the teraphim the LXX. and Josephus understood "the liver of goats." By the "caul above the liver," in Lev. 4:9; 7:4, etc., some understand the great lobe of the liver itself.

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