splanchnic

adjective

splanch·​nic ˈsplaŋk-nik How to pronounce splanchnic (audio)
: of or relating to the viscera : visceral

Examples of splanchnic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The agency noted that its safety committee reviewed 62 cases of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis and 24 cases of splanchnic vein thrombosis, a type of blood clot in the abdomen, 18 of which were fatal. Elizabeth Cohen, CNN, 13 Apr. 2021 The safety committee reviewed 62 cases of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis and 24 cases of splanchnic vein thrombosis reported in the European Union’s drug safety databases as of March 22. Helen Branswell, STAT, 8 Apr. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin splanchnicus, from Greek splanchnikos, from splanchna, plural, viscera; akin to Greek splēn spleen

First Known Use

1681, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of splanchnic was in 1681

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Cite this Entry

“Splanchnic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/splanchnic. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

splanchnic

adjective
splanch·​nic ˈsplaŋk-nik How to pronounce splanchnic (audio)
: of or relating to the viscera : visceral
splanchnic circulation
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