American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Anatomy A large, reddish-brown, glandular vertebrate organ located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity that secretes bile and is active in the formation of certain blood proteins and in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.
- n. An organ in invertebrates that is similar to the vertebrate liver.
- n. The bile-secreting organ of an animal, used as food.
- n. A dark reddish brown.
- adj. Made of or flavored with liver: liver pâté; liver sandwiches.
- adj. Of a dark reddish brown.
- n. One who lives in a specified manner: a high liver.
- adj. comparative form of live: more live
- n. Someone who lives (usually in a specified way).
- n. anatomy A large organ in the body that stores and metabolizes nutrients, destroys toxins and produces bile. It is responsible for thousands of biochemical reactions.
- n. countable, uncountable This organ, as taken from animals used as food.
- n. A dark brown colour, tinted with red and gray, like the colour of liver.
- adj. Of the colour of liver (dark brown, tinted with red and gray).
- Old English lifer, from Proto-Germanic *librō. Cognate with Dutch lever, German Leber, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish lever (the last three from Old Norse lifr). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English lifer. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I. ii.23 (114,3) I had rather heat my liver] To know why the lady is so averse from _heating_ her _liver_, it must be remembered, that a heated liver is supposed to make a pimpled face.”
“Unfortunately, the liver is an organ that you can't really know something is very wrong until it's too late.”
“Since the liver is the filter, do you think that it might have collected some of the pollutants?”
“Bubba, I'm not one to cast stones in this area but really, how healthy do you think your liver is at 65yo after a long and colorful life?”
“My doctor told me to stop watching House, and also told me that my liver is about four inches lower down than where the pain is.”
“By the way, the only thing at this point that will increase the number of liver transplants is an increase in liver donors.”
“Ihiyotl, located in the liver, is the center of survival and covers education, economics, politics, corruption and race.”
“Dr. David Twedt, a veterinary professor and researcher at Colorado State University performed research on milk thistle for use in liver disease in animals.”
“Somehow, I suspect that your liver is quite dense, Bailo.”
“Symptoms might not appear until a patient's liver is near failing or has become cancerous, doctors say.”
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T-bone - Sounds good!
Shoulder - Alright.
Liver - Fine.
Sweetbread - Okay.
Gizzard - Pushing it.
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