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  • n. liver of sulphur; a substance of a liver-brown colour, sometimes used in medicine, formed by fusing sulphur with carbonates of the alkalis (especially potassium).
  • n. Any substance resembling hepar in appearance; specifically, in homeopathy, calcium sulphide.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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 (�).
  • n. Any substance resembling hepar proper, in appearance; specifically, in homeopathy, calcium sulphide, called also hepar sulphuris calcareum (�).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In anatomy, the liver. Also called jecur.
  • n. In old chemistry, one of various compounds of sulphur with the metals, having a brown-red or liver color.
  • n. In the homeopathic materiamedica, calcium sulphid.


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Latin hepar, hepatis ("the liver").


  • Many IEists historically have noted that PIE *y- becomes either h- (PIE *yēkʷr̥ 'liver' ἧπαρ hepar) or z- (PIE *yes- 'to seethe' ζέω zéō).

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  • Ob spirituum distractionem hepar officio suo non fungitur, nec vertit alimentum in sanguinem, ut debeat.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Terebinthinam Cypriam habeant familiarem, ad quantitatem deglutiant nucis parvae, tribus horis ante prandium vel coenam, ter singulis septimanis prout expedire videbitur; nam praeterquam quod alvum mollem efficit, obstructiones aperit, ventriculum purgat, urinam provocat hepar mundificat.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Ventriculus plerumque frigidus, epar calidum; quomodo ergo ventriculum calefaciet, vel refrigerabit hepar sine alterius maximo detrimento?

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Though all three microbes cause inflammation (itis) of the liver (hepar), they're genetically distinct and spread by different means.

    Hepatitis C: The Insidious Spread Of A Killer Virus

  • The fetus who developped in the right-most cell would be male and very masculine, because it was closest, again, to the source of heat (and hence of masculinity), the liver: Conches, Phil., p. 90: … si in dextra parte remaneat, quia hepar est in dextra parte matrici vicinum, meliore et calido sanguine nutritur fetus, masculus efficitur.

    A Tender Age: Cultural Anxieties over the Child in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

  • I swear she eats nothing but fruit and veg at the moment, and special “hepar” water, and olive oil in her veggies.


  • Homeopathic remedies to consider are belladonna if the condition is of recent and rapid onset, hepar sulph 6th to 30th if the condition is associated with pus and suppuration, and silicea 6th if it seems slow to heal.


  • I have found that homeopathic hepar sulph 6X to 30X potency is effective for many bacterial infections.


  • Homeopathic remedies to consider for sties include pulsatilla, if it is on the upper eyelid and there is a discharge of yellow to green pus; hepar sulph if the eye is swollen, sensitive to touch, and relieved with warmth; apis when the eyes burn and sting.



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