Definition of Hepaticae in English:

Hepaticae

plural noun

Botany
  • A class of lower plants that comprises the liverworts.

    • ‘The Hepaticae or liverworts form the second of the two classes into which the Bryophyta are divided.’
    • ‘Our goal is to write a concise ‘Flora of the Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of Central French Guiana’.’
    • ‘It is already by this time a standard flora of the Hepaticae of the Southern Hemisphere.’

Origin

Modern Latin (plural), from Greek hēpar, hēpat- liver.

Pronunciation:

Hepaticae

/hɛˈpatɪkiː/