Definition of Liverwort

1. Noun. Any of numerous small green nonvascular plants of the class Hepaticopsida growing in wet places and resembling green seaweeds or leafy mosses.




Definition of Liverwort

1. n. A ranunculaceous plant (Anemone Hepatica) with pretty white or bluish flowers and a three-lobed leaf; -- called also squirrel cups.

Definition of Liverwort

1. Noun. A bryophyte (includes mosses, liverworts, and hornworts) with a leafy stem or leafless thallus characterized by a dominant gametophyte stage and a lack of stomata on the sporophyte stage of the life cycle. ¹

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Definition of Liverwort

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Medical Definition of Liverwort

1. 1. A ranunculaceous plant (Anemone Hepatica) with pretty white or bluish flowers and a three-lobed leaf; called also squirrel cups. 2. A flowerless plant (Marchantia polymorpha), having an irregularly lobed, spreading, and forking frond. From this plant many others of the same order (Hepaticae) have been vaguely called liverworts, especially. Those of the tribe Marchantiaceae. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Liverwort

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liverlike
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liverwort (current term)
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Literary usage of Liverwort

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1. Forty Years' Residence in America: Or, The Doctrine of a Particular by Grant Thorburn (1834)
"Eighteen months ago, there was a cure, (related by the newspapers,) produced by liverwort. The article became immediately very common, and every body who ..."

2. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1896)
"A new Californian liverwort. DOUGLAS HOUGHTON CAMPBELL. WITH PLATE II. In March of last year the writer received from San Diego a liverwort, ..."

3. Outlines of Botany for the High School Laboratory and Classroom by Robert Greenleaf Leavitt, Charles Herbert Clark, Mrs. Sophia M'Ilvaine (Bledsoe) Herrick, Asa Gray (1885)
"PART OF LEAF OF liverwort, MAGNIFIED. h, root hairs. (Marchantia.) open air, and keeps it fresh. These chimneys are for the same purpose as the lips we have ..."

4. A Dictionary of English Plant-names by James Britten, Robert Holland (1886)
"Id. liverwort, White. Parnassia palustri«, L.—Ger. One of its old names was Hepática aña. liverwort, Wood (from its growth on trees). ..."

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