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Definition of liver noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    liver

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈlɪvə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪvər//
     
    Internal anatomy
     
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  1. 1 [countable] a large organ in the body that cleans the blood and produces bile See related entries: Internal anatomy
  2. 2 [uncountable, countable] the liver of some animals that is cooked and eaten liver and onions chicken livers
  3. Word Origin Old English lifer, of Germanic origin; related to German Leber, Dutch lever.Extra examples a nationwide appeal for a donor liver bile acids returning to the liver cirrhosis of the liver enzymes in the liver
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: liver