viscus

noun vis·cus \ ˈvi-skəs \

Definition of viscus

plural viscera play \ˈvi-sə-rə\
1 :an internal organ of the body; especially :one (such as the heart, liver, or intestine) located in the great cavity of the trunk proper
2 viscera plural :heart 4

Origin and Etymology of viscus

Latin (plural viscera)


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viscus

noun vis·cus \ ˈvis-kəs \

medical Definition of viscus

plural viscera play \ˈvis-ə-rə\
:an internal organ of the body; especially :one (as the heart, liver, or intestine) located in the large cavity of the trunk

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