hepar definition

  • noun:
    • liver of sulphur; a substance of a liver-brown colour, occasionally found in medicine, formed by fusing sulphur with carbonates associated with the alkalis (especially potassium).
    • Any compound resembling hepar in appearance; especially, in homeopathy, calcium sulphide.
    • 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 (�).
    • Any material resembling hepar correct, to look at; especially, in homeopathy, calcium sulphide, labeled as additionally hepar sulphuris calcareum (�).
    • In anatomy, the liver. Also called jecur.
    • In old chemistry, one of various compounds of sulphur with the metals, having a brown-red or liver color.
    • In the homeopathic materiamedica, calcium sulphid.

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