hepatic, a. [L. hepaticus, Gr. , fr. the liver; akin to L. jecur, Skr. yakt: cf. F. hépatique.].
Hepatic duct (Anat.), any biliary duct; esp., the duct, or one of the ducts, which carries the bile from the liver to the cystic and common bile ducts. See Illust., under Digestive. -- Hepatic gas (Old Chem.), sulphureted hydrogen gas. -- Hepatic mercurial ore, or Hepatic cinnabar. See under Cinnabar.
Of or pertaining to the liver; as, hepatic artery; hepatic diseases. [1913 Webster]
Resembling the liver in color or in form; as, hepatic cinnabar. [1913 Webster]
Pertaining to, or resembling, the plants called Hepaticæ, or scale mosses and liverworts. [1913 Webster]