from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Surrounding the viscera: a perivisceral sinus.

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  • adj. Around the viscera.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Around the viscera.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Surrounding and containing viscera, as a cavity; perienteric; cœlomatic: chiefly said of the large or general body-cavity, called the perivisceral cavity or space, in which are contained the alimentary canal and its appendages. See cut under Actinozoa.


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peri- +‎ visceral


  • In insects, the main indicator of the nutritional reserve level is the fat body, which appears as a spongy, aggregated mass of cells (trophocytes), whitish in color, and irregularly distributed in the perivisceral space of the thorax and the abdomen.

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  • (body-cavity, perivisceral cavity) is divided into three portions completely separated from one another by septa: -- (1) proboscis-coelom, or first body-cavity; (2) the collar-coelom, or second body-cavity; (3) truncal coelom, or third body-cavity.

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