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Hepatica noun ; plural Hepaticæ . [ New Latin See Hepatic . So called in allusion to the shape of the lobed leaves or fronds.]


1. (Botany) A genus of pretty spring flowers closely related to Anemone; squirrel cup.

2. (bot.) Any plant, usually procumbent and mosslike, of the cryptogamous class Hepaticæ ; -- called also scale moss and liverwort . See Hepaticæ , in the Supplement.

Hepatical adjective Hepatic. [ R.]

Hepatite noun [ Latin hepatitis an unknown precious stone, Greek ..., from ..., ..., the liver: confer French hépatite .] (Min.) A variety of barite emitting a fetid odor when rubbed or heated.

Hepatitis noun [ New Latin , from Greek ..., ..., liver + -itis .] (Medicine) Inflammation of the liver.

Hepatization noun
1. (Chemistry) Impregnating with sulphureted hydrogen gas. [ Obsolete]

2. [ Confer French hépatisation .] (Medicine) Conversion into a substance resembling the liver; a state of the lungs when gorged with effused matter, so that they are no longer pervious to the air.

Hepatize transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Hepatized ; present participle & verbal noun Hepatizing .] [ Greek ... to be like the liver, to be liver-colored, from ..., ..., the liver: confer English hepatite , and (for sense 2) French hépatiser .]
1. To impregnate with sulphureted hydrogen gas, formerly called hepatic gas.

On the right . . . were two wells of hepatized water.
Barrow.

2. To gorge with effused matter, as the lungs.

Hepato-pancreas noun [ Greek "h^par , "h`patos , the liver + English pancreas .] (Zoology) A digestive gland in Crustacea, Mollusca, etc., usually called the liver, but different from the liver of vertebrates.

Hepatocele noun [ Greek ..., ..., the liver + ... tumor.] (Medicine) Hernia of the liver.

Hepatocystic adjective [ Hepatic + cystic .] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the liver and gall bladder; as, the hepatocystic ducts.

Hepatogastric adjective [ Hepatic + gastric .] (Anat.) See Gastrohepatic .

Hepatogenic, Hepatogenous adjective [ Greek "h^par , "h`patos , the liver + root of gi`gnesthai to be born] (Medicine) Arising from the liver; due to a condition of the liver; as, hepatogenic jaundice.

Hepatology noun [ Greek "h^par , "h`patos , the liver + -logy .] The science which treats of the liver; a treatise on the liver.

Hepatorenal adjective [ Hepat ic + renal .] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the liver and kidneys; as, the hepatorenal ligament.

Hepatoscopy noun [ Greek ...; from "h^par , "h`patos , the liver + ... to view: confer French hépatoscopie .] Divination by inspecting the liver of animals.

Heppelwhite adjective (Furniture) Designating a light and elegant style developed in England under George III., chiefly by Messrs. A.Heppelwhite & Co.

Heppen adjective [ Confer Anglo-Saxon gehæp fit, Icelandic heppinn lucky, English happy .] Neat; fit; comfortable. [ Obsolete]

Hepper noun [ Etymol. uncertain.] (Zoology) A young salmon; a parr.

Hepta [ See Seven .] A combining form from Greek "epta` , seven.

Heptachord noun [ Greek "epta`xordos seven-stringed; "epta` seven + xordh` chord: confer French heptacorde . See Seven , and Chord .]
1. (Anc. Mus.) (a) A system of seven sounds. (b) A lyre with seven chords.

2. (Anc. Poet.) A composition sung to the sound of seven chords or tones. Moore (Encyc. of Music).

Heptad noun [ Latin heptas the number seven. Greek ..., ..., from "epta` seven.] (Chemistry) An atom which has a valence of seven, and which can be theoretically combined with, substituted for, or replaced by, seven monad atoms or radicals; as, iodine is a heptad in iodic acid. Also used as an adjective.

Heptade noun [ Confer French heptade . See Heptad .] The sum or number of seven.

Heptaglot noun [ Greek ...; "epta` seven + 3, ..., tongue, language.] A book in seven languages.

Heptagon noun [ Greek ... sevencornered; "epta` seven + ... angle: confer French heptagone .] (Geom.) A plane figure consisting of seven sides and having seven angles.

Heptagonal adjective [ Confer French heptagonal .] Having seven angles or sides.

Heptagonal numbers (Arith.) , the numbers of the series 1, 7, 18, 34, 55, etc., being figurate numbers formed by adding successively the terms of the arithmetical series 1, 6, 11, 16, 21, etc.

Heptagynia noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek "epta` seven + ... woman, female: confer French heptagunie .] (Botany) A Linnæan order of plants having seven pistils.

Heptagynian, Heptagynous adjective [ Confer French heptagyne .] (Botany) Having seven pistils.

Heptahedron noun [ Hepta- + Greek ... seat, base, from ... to sit: confer French heptaèdre .] (Geom.) A solid figure with seven sides.

Heptamerous adjective [ Hepta- + Greek ... part.] (Botany) Consisting of seven parts, or having the parts in sets of sevens. Gray.

Heptandria noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek "epta` seven + ..., ..., man, male: confer French heptandrie .] (Botany) A Linnæan class of plants having seven stamens.

Heptandrian, Heptandrous adjective [ Confer French heptandre .] (Botany) Having seven stamens.

Heptane noun [ Greek "epta` seven.] (Chemistry) Any one of several isometric hydrocarbons, C 7 H 16 , of the paraffin series (nine are possible, four are known); -- so called because the molecule has seven carbon atoms. Specifically, a colorless liquid, found as a constituent of petroleum, in the tar oil of cannel coal, etc.

Heptangular adjective [ Hepta- + angular : confer French heptangulaire . Confer Septangular .] Having seven angles.

Heptaphyllous adjective [ Hepta- + Greek ... leaf: confer French heptaphylle .] (Botany) Having seven leaves.

Heptarch noun Same as Heptarchist .

Heptarchic adjective [ Confer French heptarchique .] Of or pertaining to a heptarchy; constituting or consisting of a heptarchy. T. Warton.

Heptarchist noun A ruler of one division of a heptarchy. [ Written also heptarch .]

Heptarchy noun [ Hepta- + -archy : confer French heptarchie .] A government by seven persons; also, a country under seven rulers.

» The word is most commonly applied to England, when it was divided into seven kingdoms; as, the Saxon heptachy , which consisted of Kent, the South Saxons (Sussex), West Saxons (Wessex), East Saxons (Essex), the East Angles, Mercia, and Northumberland.

Heptaspermous adjective [ Hepta- + Greek ... a seed.] (Botany) Having seven seeds.

Heptastich noun [ Hepta- + Greek sti`chos line, verse.] (Pros.) A composition consisting of seven lines or verses.

Heptateuch noun [ Latin heptateuchos , Greek "epta` seven + ... tool, book; ... to prepare, make, work: confer French heptateuque .] The first seven books of the Testament.

Heptavalent adjective [ Hepta- + Latin valens , present participle See Valence .] (Chemistry) Having seven units of attractive force or affinity; -- said of heptad elements or radicals.

Heptene noun [ Greek "epta` seven.] (Chemistry) Same as Heptylene .

Heptine noun [ Hept ane + - ine .] (Chemistry) Any one of a series of unsaturated metameric hydrocarbons, C 7 H 12 , of the acetylene series.

Heptoic adjective (Chemistry) Pertaining to, or derived from, heptane; as, heptoic acid.

Heptone noun [ Greek "epta` seven.] (Chemistry) A liquid hydrocarbon, C 7 H 10 , of the valylene series.

Heptyl noun [ Hepta- + - yl .] (Chemistry) A compound radical, C 7 H 15 , regarded as the essential radical of heptane and a related series of compounds.

Heptylene noun (Chemistry) A colorless liquid hydrocarbon, C 7 H 14 , of the ethylene series; also, any one of its isomers. Called also heptene .

Heptylic adjective (Chemistry) Pertaining to, or derived from, heptyl or heptane; as, heptylic alcohol. Confer Œnanthylic .

Her pron. & adjective [ Middle English hire , here , hir , hure , gen. and dat. sing., Anglo-Saxon hire , gen. and dat. sing. of héo she. from the same root as English he . See He .] The form of the objective and the possessive case of the personal pronoun she ; as, I saw her with her purse out.

» The possessive her takes the form hers when the noun with which in agrees is not given, but implied. "And what his fortune wanted, hers could mend." Dryden.

Her, Here pron. plural [ Middle English here , hire , Anglo-Saxon heora , hyra , gen. plural of . See He .] Of them; their. [ Obsolete] Piers Plowman.

On here bare knees adown they fall.
Chaucer.