viscus

noun
vis·​cus | \ ˈvi-skəs How to pronounce viscus (audio) \
plural viscera\ ˈvi-​sə-​rə How to pronounce viscus (audio) \

Definition of viscus

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 sense 4

First Known Use of viscus

1651, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for viscus

Latin (plural viscera)

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“Viscus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/viscus. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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viscus

noun
vis·​cus | \ ˈvis-kəs How to pronounce viscus (audio) \
plural viscera\ ˈvis-​ə-​rə How to pronounce viscus (audio) \

Medical Definition of viscus

: 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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