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English adjective: liver

1. liver having a reddish-brown color


Similarcolored, colorful, coloured

Antonymsuncolored, uncoloured

English noun: liver

1. liver (body) 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

Broader (hypernym)internal organ, viscus

Part holonymarteria hepatica, bile duct, biliary ductule, common bile duct, hepatic artery, hepatic duct, hepatic lobe, hepatic vein, Kupffer's cell, vena hepatica, venae interlobulares hepatis

Part meronymcardiovascular system, circulatory system, digestive system, gastrointestinal system, systema alimentarium, systema digestorium

2. liver (food) liver of an animal used as meat

Broader (hypernym)organs, variety meat

Narrower (hyponym)calf's liver, calves' liver, chicken liver, goose liver, tomalley

3. liver (person) a person who has a special life style

SamplesA high liver.

Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

4. liver (person) someone who lives in a place

SamplesA liver in cities.

Broader (hypernym)denizen, dweller, habitant, indweller, inhabitant

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