hobnail liver

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hob·nail liv·er

in Laënnec cirrhosis, the contraction of scar tissue and hepatic cellular regeneration that causes a nodular appearance of the livers surface.

hob·nail liv·er

(hob'nāl liv'ĕr)
In Laënnec cirrhosis, the contraction of scar tissue and hepatic cellular regeneration that causes a nodular appearance of the liver's surface.

hobnail liver

Degeneration of the liver characterized by fatty changes, fibrous scarring, nodular degeneration, and atrophy of the liver with the surface covered with brown or yellow nodules. This condition is seen in chronic alcoholism and malnutrition.
See also: liver