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organs

  • consensus - Came into English in a physiological sense, meaning "a set of organs" or the "involuntary or reflex actions of the nervous system."
  • homogenous - Can refer to genetically related tissue or organs.
  • lung - Goes back to an Indo-European word for "light," because of the lightness of the organ.
  • sensorium - The seat of common sense, the center of the brain to which sense impressions are transmitted by the nerves from the organs.
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Noun1.organs - edible viscera of a butchered animalorgans - edible viscera of a butchered animal
giblet, giblets - edible viscera of a fowl
meat - the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food
offal - viscera and trimmings of a butchered animal often considered inedible by humans
heart - a firm rather dry variety meat (usually beef or veal); "a five-pound beef heart will serve six"
liver - liver of an animal used as meat
sweetbread, sweetbreads - edible glands of an animal
brain - the brain of certain animals used as meat
stomach sweetbread - edible pancreas of an animal
neck sweetbread, throat sweetbread - edible thymus gland of an animal
tongue - the tongue of certain animals used as meat
tripe - lining of the stomach of a ruminant (especially a bovine) used as food
chitlings, chitlins, chitterlings - small intestines of hogs prepared as food
haslet - heart and liver and other edible viscera especially of hogs; usually chopped and formed into a loaf and braised
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In rudimentary organs, and in those which have been but little specialised for any particular purpose, and perhaps in polymorphic groups, we see a nearly parallel natural case; for in such cases natural selection either has not or cannot come into full play, and thus the organisation is left in a fluctuating condition.
That the struggle between natural selection on the one hand, and the tendency to reversion and variability on the other hand, will in the course of time cease; and that the most abnormally developed organs may be made constant, I can see no reason to doubt.
And here I specially stayed to show that, were there such machines exactly resembling organs and outward form an ape or any other irrational animal, we could have no means of knowing that they were in any respect of a different nature from these animals; but if there were machines bearing the image of our bodies, and capable of imitating our actions as far as it is morally possible, there would still remain two most certain tests whereby to know that they were not therefore really men.
Let us now note what is least dissimilar in these heads -- namely, the two most important organs, the eye and the ear.
Our bodies are half made up of glands and tubes and organs, occupied in turning heterogeneous food into blood.
Several genera (Flustra Eschara, Cellaria, Crisia, and others) agree in having singular moveable organs (like those of Flustra avicularia, foun in the European seas) attached to their cells.
Now run the organ under the tree, and we'll dress it when Bubbles comes back," Sir Christopher cried.
AN Orator afflicted with atrophy of the organ of common-sense rose in his place in the halls of legislation and pointed with pride to his Unblotted Escutcheon.
And I tell you that you ought to go down to the organ at once.
And she thought only of them as the clergyman laid his hand upon her head, and spoke of the holy baptism, of the covenant with God, and how she should be now a matured Christian; and the organ pealed so solemnly; the sweet children's voices sang, and the old music-directors sang, but Karen only thought of her red shoes.
In the opposite corner of that same cabin was an organ for which the people told me they were paying sixty dollars in monthly instalments.
Disencumbering himself of a barrel organ which he placed upon a chair, and retaining in his hand a small whip wherewith to awe his company of comedians, he came up to the fire to dry himself, and entered into conversation.