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  • adj. Below the liver

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Situated under, or on the ventral side of, the liver; -- applied to the interlobular branches of the portal vein.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In anatomy and zoology: Of doubtful or disputed hepatic character, as a glandular tissue of some invertebrates, which resembles that of the liver.
  • Lying under the liver, on the ventral side of hepatic lobules; sublobular, as ramifications of the portal vein in the liver.
  • Situated beneath the hepatic region: specifically applied to an anterolateral division of the ventral surface of the carapace in brachyurous crustaceans. See Brachyura (with cut).

Etymologies

sub- +‎ hepatic (Wiktionary)

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