Definition of hobnail liver in English:

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hobnail liver

(also hobnailed liver)


A liver having many small knobby projections due to cirrhosis.
Example sentences
  • Her hobnailed liver barely sustained her life.
  • Men may earn a hobnail liver by the constant, steady use of alcoholic drink taken systematically, so as always to keep within the limits of intoxication.

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Syllabification: hob·nail liv·er

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