Definition of viscera in English:

viscera

Line breaks: vis|cera
Pronunciation: /ˈvɪs(ə)rə
 
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noun (singular viscus)

  • The internal organs in the main cavities of the body, especially those in the abdomen, e.g. the intestines.
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    • Chemical examination of the abdominal viscera and of the gastric and intestinal content failed to disclose the presence of alcohol or any other poison.
    • Although rare, a large gallstone in the gallbladder will sometimes erode through the gallbladder wall into an adjacent viscus, usually the duodenum.
    • The weight of the abdominal viscera and adipose tissue pressed on the diaphragm, resulting in decreased chest volume.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin, plural of viscus (see viscus).

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