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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
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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.
A CT scan done on February 15 indicated the patient had a gaseous abdomen band while another CT scan on February 16 indicated she had severe pneumoperitoneum, indicating a perforated hollow viscus,' a court document reads.
Management of penetrating hollow viscus injuries has always been controversial in terms of primary repair compared to stoma formation.
Pneumoperitoneum due to perforation of hollow viscus.
Hollow viscus perforation is a full thickness slit in bowel wall leading to leakage of intestinal contents into peritoneal cavity, resulting in contamination with digestive enzymes, chemicals and bacteria to produce peritonitis.
IAP can be measured through direct intraperitoneal measurement, or indirect measures using a hollow viscus such as the bladder, stomach, rectum or uterus.
The peritoneum that lines the abdominal wall is called the parietal peritoneum, whereas the peritoneum that covers a viscus or an organ is called a visceral peritoneum.
3] Extrusion may be external and occur via a sinus or the abdominal incision itself; alternatively, it may be internal by eroding and perforating a hollow viscus and then migrating into the viscus aided by peristalsis.
Chest radiography did not show signs of a perforated viscus and the abdominal films were normal.
Visci" could then be the sons of a viscus, the brothers of viscera (the correct plural of viscus), or male chiterlins.
It may mimic acute abdominal conditions like acute appendicitis, a perforated viscus, or a dissecting aneurysm [10].
An anti-immigrant, anti-EU party did not fare well in France's regional elections - despite predictions that coordinated terrorist attacks on Paris could swell support for the National Front, explains reports Gregory Viscus for BloombergBusiness.