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I found this in one of my books:

Liver: The liver, often referred to by the word root hepat, is the body's largest glandular organ.

Skin: The skin is the largest organ in the body, weighing about 4 kg. Though it appears uniform in structure and function, its thickness in fact varies, from less than 1 mm covering the eyelids to more than 5 mm on the upper back.


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Q………Largest organ of human body
So, as per the above question, skin is the right answer.

I was wondering that skin and liver both are glands as well as organs. Then how liver is the largest glandular organ and skin the largest organ? After further reading the book and searching wikipedia the conclusion to which I reach is that liver is the largest internal and glandular organ, whereas skin is the largest organ of the integumentary system and also skin itself is not a gland but there are accessory structures associated with it which includes glands.

So, if asked about the largest internal or glandular organ then that would be liver otherwise the largest organ, on the whole, is skin.
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