Viscus definition

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(anatomy) 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.
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Specifically, the intestines.
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Noun

Singular:
viscus
Plural:
viscera

Origin of viscus

  • From New Latin, from Latin viscus (“any internal organ of the body"), perhaps akin to English viscid.

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