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vis·cer·al

 (vĭs′ər-əl)
adj.
1. Relating to, situated in, or affecting the viscera.
2. Being or arising from impulse or sudden emotion rather than from thought or deliberation: "The scientific approach to life is not really appropriate to states of visceral anguish" (Anthony Burgess). See Synonyms at instinctive.

vis′cer·al·ly adv.
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Adv.1.viscerally - in an unreasoning visceral manner
2.viscerally - in the viscera; "he is bleeding viscerally"
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