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- noun plural The soft internal organs of the body, especially those contained within the abdominal and thoracic cavities.
- noun plural The intestines.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Plural of
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- noun pl. of
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- noun Plural form of
viscus. Collectively, the internal organs of the body, especially those contained within the abdominal and thoracic cavities, such as the liver, heart, or stomach.
- noun The
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- noun internal organs collectively (especially those in the abdominal cavity)
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Harrison MR, Adzick NS, Longaker MT, Goldberg JD, Rosen MA, Filly RA, Evans MI, Golbus MS: Successful repair in utero of a fetal diaphragmatic hernia after removal of herniated viscera from the left thorax.
The viscera is crushed within me; breathing is difficult; speech painful; motion agonizing; but you may examine and satisfy yourselves, said Doctor Day, still speaking cheerfully, though with great suffering.
The Hidden Hand 1888
You can't reply "Well, my viscera is just shitting all over this."
Una LaMarche: Project Runway Episode 12 Recap: Let's Getty It Over With Una LaMarche 2010
Most important, she uses the term viscera, which refers to the belly generally and the pregnant womb more specifically, to describe the young child.
And the same is true of the other so-called viscera, which are indeed formed from the same material as the heart.
Edema of the viscera is a most serious complication.
Special Report on Diseases of the Horse Charles B. Michener 1877
Not to be gross although we've already talked about "viscera" and "flesh jackets", but we're left to conclude that either Grimes managed -- while in a coma -- make it to the bathroom when he needed evacuate all those IV fluids or left the hospital sheets in serious need of laundering.
'Walking Dead' episode two: Five questions about 'Guts' Jen Chaney 2010
The splanchnic nerves (splank'nik; "viscera" G), which originate from some of the thoracic nerves, have their preganglionic fibers ending in a mass of ganglia (a "plexus") lying j'ust behind the stomach.
The Human Brain Asimov, Isaac 1963
The Nascopies do not feast on the "viscera" of their victims, nor do
A single batch of students get barely an hour to study a bone or viscera, which is not enough time for a class of 50, "Dr Bhattacharya said.