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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).
sub- + hepatic (Wiktionary)