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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Liver  \Liv"er\,  n.  [AS.  lifer;  akin  to  D.  liver,  G.  leber,  OHG. 
  lebara,  Icel.  lifr,  Sw  lefver,  and  perh.  to  Gr  ?  fat,  E. 
  live,  v.]  (Anat.) 
  A  very  large  glandular  and  vascular  organ  in  the  visceral 
  cavity  of  all  vertebrates. 
  Note:  Most  of  the  venous  blood  from  the  alimentary  canal 
  passes  through  it  on  its  way  back  to  the  heart;  and  it 
  secretes  the  bile,  produces  glycogen,  and  in  other  ways 
  changes  the  blood  which  passes  through  it  In  man  it  is 
  situated  immediately  beneath  the  diaphragm  and  mainly 
  on  the  right  side  See  {Bile},  {Digestive},  and 
  {Glycogen}.  The  liver  of  invertebrate  animals  is 
  usually  made  up  of  c[ae]cal  tubes,  and  differs 
  materially,  in  form  and  function,  from  that  of 
  {Floating  liver}.  See  {Wandering  liver},  under  {Wandering}. 
  {Liver  of  antimony},  {Liver  of  sulphur}.  (Old  Chem.)  See 
  {Liver  brown},  {Liver  color},  the  color  of  liver,  a  dark, 
  reddish  brown. 
  {Liver  shark}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  very  large  shark  ({Cetorhinus 
  maximus}),  inhabiting  the  northern  coasts  both  of  Europe 
  and  North  America.  It  sometimes  becomes  forty  feet  in 
  length,  being  one  of  the  largest  sharks  known  but  it  has 
  small  simple  teeth,  and  is  not  dangerous.  It  is  captured 
  for  the  sake  of  its  liver,  which  often  yields  several 
  barrels  of  oil.  It  has  gill  rakers,  resembling  whalebone, 
  by  means  of  which  it  separates  small  animals  from  the  sea 
  water.  Called  also  {basking  shark},  {bone  shark}, 
  {hoemother},  {homer},  and  {sailfish} 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Hoemother  \Hoe"moth`er\,  n.  [A  local  Orkney  name  cf  Icel. 
  h[=a]r.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  The  basking  or  liver  shark;  --  called  also  {homer}.  See 
  {Liver  shark},  under  {Liver}.