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- n. Plural form of vital organ.
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On the other hand, we know that the brain remains electrically alive for up to thirty minutes after the heart and other vital organs have ceased to function.
Lazurac ordered the body of the prince to be opened and the vital organs removed, and then caused it to be suspended head downwards for four days on the walls of Fez.
Realize that pieces of arms and legs bent toward all points of the compass were sometimes less important than the small easy-to-ignore wound that barely made a hole in the skin, yet tore apart vital organs inside.
So severe was this constriction of my frail frame upon my vital organs that I felt, there and then, immediately, that death was upon me.