Hepar

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hepar Any substance resembling hepar proper, in appearance; specifically, in homeopathy, calcium sulphide, called also hepar sulphuris calcareum).
    • Hepar (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 (esp. potassium), and consists essentially of alkaline sulphides. Called also hepar sulphuris.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hepar In anatomy, the liver. Also called jecur.
    • n hepar In old chemistry, one of various compounds of sulphur with the metals, having a brown-red or liver color.
    • n hepar In the homeopathic materiamedica, calcium sulphid.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hepar hē′par the name given by the older chemists to various compounds of sulphur, from their brown, liver-like colour
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. hepar, hepatis, the liver, Gr.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. hēpar, hēpătos, the liver.

Usage

In literature:

Hepar externe ungatur ne calefiat.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
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In news:

Old homeopathic remedy, Hepar sulph.
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