Viscus
Viscus Vis"cus, n.; pl. {Viscera}. [L., perhaps akin to E. viscid.] (Anat.) One of the organs, as the brain, heart, or stomach, in the great cavities of the body of an animal; -- especially used in the plural, and applied to the organs contained in the abdomen. [1913 Webster]

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  • viscus — [vis′kəs] n. [L] sing. of VISCERA …   English World dictionary

  • Viscus — In anatomy, a viscus (IPAEng|ˈvɪskəs) (plural: viscera IPA|/ˈvɪsərə/) is an internal organ of an animal (including humans), in particular an internal organ of the thorax or abdomen. The viscera, when removed from a butchered animal, are known… …   Wikipedia

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  • viscus — noun (plural viscera) Etymology: Latin (plural viscera) Date: 1651 1. an internal organ of the body; especially one (as the heart, liver, or intestine) located in the great cavity of the trunk proper 2. plural heart 4 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • viscus — /vis keuhs/, n. sing. of viscera. * * * …   Universalium

  • viscus — noun a) One of the organs, as the brain, heart, or stomach, in the great cavities of the body of an animal; especially used in the plural, and applied to the organs contained in the abdomen. b) Specifically, the intestines …   Wiktionary

  • viscus — An organ of the digestive, respiratory, urogenital, and endocrine systems as well as the spleen, the heart, and great vessels; hollow and multilayered walled organs studied in splanchnology. [L. the soft parts, internal organs] * * * vis·cus vis… …   Medical dictionary

  • viscus — viscous …   American English homophones

  • viscus — n. any of the internal organs of the body (especially in the abdominal cavity, i.e. the intestines) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • viscus — [ vɪskəs] singular form of viscera. Origin from L …   English new terms dictionary

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