Meaning of “liver” in the English Dictionary

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"liver" in British English

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livernoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈlɪv.ər/ us /ˈlɪv.ɚ/

B2 a large organ in the body that cleans the blood and produces bile, or this organ from an animal used as meat

Examples

  • Symptoms of the disease include an enlarged spleen or liver.
  • He died of liver failure.
  • Just the smell of liver cooking makes me gag.
  • It started off as cancer of the liver but it spread to other areas of the body.
  • He died of liver cancer.

(Definition of “liver” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"liver" in American English

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livernoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈlɪv·ər/

biology a large organ in the body that cleans the blood

Liver is also this organ from an animal used as meat.

(Definition of “liver” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)