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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


liver  listen  (LIH-ver)

  A large organ located in the upper abdomen. The liver cleanses the blood and aids in digestion by secreting bile.

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Anatomy of the liver; drawing shows the right and left  front lobes of the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, stomach, spleen, pancreas, colon, and small intestine. The two back lobes of the liver are not shown.