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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.
References in classic literature ?
He would make this appalling viscus beat and throb before the shrinking journalists--no uncle with a big watch and a little ever baby ever harped upon it so relentlessly; whatever evasion they attempted he set aside.
Pneumoperitoneum and its association with ruptured abdominal viscus.
SNS NanoFiber, Viscus Biologies, and Austen Bioinnovation Institute to accelerate the development of biomaterials and get them out of the lab and into real-world applications.
Classic surgical and emergency teaching suggests that pneumoperitoneum is diagnostic for a perforated hollow viscus and is therefore a surgical emergency.
3) An amylase measurement in pleural fluid higher than that of serum (2) suggests pancreatitis, pancreatic pseudocyst or a ruptured viscus as the cause of the exudate.
Other differential diagnosis like perforated viscus, especially peptic ulcer, acute cholecystitis and biliary colic, acute intestinal obstruction, mesenteric vascular occlusion, renal colic and dissecting aortic aneurysm were ruled out as the abdominal pain of patient was non-coliky, and imaging modalities like USG and CT scan ruled out these possibilities providing no evidence of gall-bladder wall inflammation, multiple air fluid levels in abdomen, renal stone or any aneurysmal growth over aorta.
PDGFRA-expressing mesenchymal cells have been described juxtaposed to the epithelial cell layer in the gallbladder of mouse embryos, and their diminished presence, detected in mice haploinsufficient for fork-head box f1 gene, seems to contribute to the defective formation of this viscus.
Habibullah Mohammad Kasim, a cook from Tamil Nadu in India, said he has undergone a series of abdominal procedures at Dubai's Rashid Hospital over the last two months after he was diagnosed with perforated viscus, a life-threatening condition wherein the hollow organ's of the abdomen are ruptured.
7] A rare GI metastatic subtype is linitis plastica, characterized by circumferential intramural tumour infiltration of a hollow viscus, generating a desmoplastic reaction which results in a thickened, inelastic wall.
Large bowel was the most commonly herniated viscus (77%), followed by stomach (57%), small intestines (30%) and omentum (23%).
In his quae sunt continua per naturam, illud unum, per quod fit continuatio, non est extraneum a natura rei quae per ipsum continuatur, sicut accidit in his quae sunt unum per artificium, in quibus vinculum, vel viscus, vel aliquid tale est omnino extraneum a natura colligatorum.
Hyperamylasemia has been noted in conditions like malignancies (gastric, ovarian neoplasm, multiple myeloma, lung, pheochromocytoma), perforated hollow viscus, ruptured tubal pregnancy, opiate administration, cardiac failure, diabetes ketoacidosis, post cardiac surgery, salivary gland disorders, renal failure, trauma bulimea, anorexia nervosa, familial hyperamylasemia and macroamylasemia.