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vis·cus

 (vĭs′kəs)
n.
Singular of viscera.

viscus

(ˈvɪskəs)
n
(Anatomy) the singular of viscera

vis•cer•a

(ˈvɪs ər ə)

n.pl., sing. vis•cus (ˈvɪs kəs)
1. the organs in the cavities of the body, esp. those in the abdominal cavity.
2. (not in technical use) the intestines.
[1645–55; < Latin, pl. of viscus flesh]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.viscus - a main organ that is situated inside the bodyviscus - a main organ that is situated inside the body
organ - a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
entrails, innards, viscera - internal organs collectively (especially those in the abdominal cavity); "`viscera' is the plural form of `viscus'"
excretory organ, urinary organ - an organ that separates waste substances from the blood and discharges them
liver - large and complicated reddish-brown glandular organ located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity; secretes bile and functions in metabolism of protein and carbohydrate and fat; synthesizes substances involved in the clotting of the blood; synthesizes vitamin A; detoxifies poisonous substances and breaks down worn-out erythrocytes
ticker, heart, pump - the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body; "he stood still, his heart thumping wildly"
stomach, tum, tummy, breadbasket - an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion
respiratory organ - any organ involved in the process of respiration
bowel, gut, intestine - the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus
hindgut - the caudal part of the alimentary canal in vertebrate embryos
Translations
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vis·cus

n. L. víscera.
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