from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Singular of viscera.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
- n. Specifically, the intestines.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any one of the interior organs of the body, contained in one of the four great cavities of the head, thorax, abdomen, and pelvis, as the brain, heart, lung, liver, stomach, intestine, kidney, bladder, womb, etc.; especially, an abdominal viscus, as the intestine: in ordinary language generally in the plural, meaning the bowels or entrails; the vitals.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a main organ that is situated inside the body
From New Latin, from Latin viscus ("any internal organ of the body"), perhaps akin to English viscid. (Wiktionary)