viscus


viscus
An organ of the digestive, respiratory, urogenital, and endocrine systems as well as the spleen, the heart, and great vessels; hollow and multilayered walled organs studied in splanchnology. [L. the soft parts, internal organs]

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vis·cus 'vis-kəs n, pl vis·cera 'vis-ə-rə an internal organ of the body esp one (as the heart, liver, or intestine) located in the large cavity of the trunk

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vis·cus (visґkəs) pl. visґcera [L. “internal organs”] any large interior organ in one of the three great cavities of the body, especially in the abdomen; see Plate 50. visceral adj

PLATE 50 THORACIC AND ABDOMINAL VISCERA


Medical dictionary. 2011.