Webster 1913 Edition
hepatis, the liver, Gr. [GREEK].]
Liver of sulphur; a substance of a liver-brown color, sometimes used in medicine. It is formed by fusing sulphur with carbonates of the alkalies (esp. potassium), and consists essentially of alkaline sulphides. Called also
Any substance resembling hepar proper, in appearance; specifically, in homeopathy, calcium sulphide, called also
hepar sulphuris calcareum([GREEK]).
a substance, of a liver-brown color, obtained by fusing together antimony sulphide with alkaline sulphides, and consisting of sulphantimonites of the alkalies; – called also
liver of antimony.
Webster 1828 Edition
The hepars are by modern chimists called sulphurets.