vital organ

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Noun1.vital organ - a bodily organ that is essential for lifevital organ - a bodily organ that is essential for life
organ - a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
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Eyes, ears, arms and legs were pierced; every inch of the poor writhing body that did not cover a vital organ became the target of the cruel lancers.
We have only the simplest of vital organs and they are very small for they do not have to assist in the support of a complicated system of nerves, muscles, flesh and bone.
The incubus of legs and chelae and vital organs will be removed.
Delamayn is far from being the first man who has dropped at foot-racing, under the cruel stress laid on the vital organs. The public have a happy knack of forgetting these accidents.
This is a disease like a thickening of the skin until the vital organs are destroyed.
Summary: ABU DHABI - Vital organ transplants from deceased donors may finally start next year, 19 months after the green light was given by the Health Council.
He was delivering a vital organ in Yorkshire, but some jobsworth copper decided the law was being breached because he was allegedly doing 104mph.
My camera has become a vital organ for me, a conduit of sorts between my eyes and my mind's eye.
In this way, President Bush's military commissions would serve as a bridge to a permanent UN terror tribunal -- a vital organ in an endless, UN-directed "war on terrorism."
Murphy, "The Ethics of Multiple Vital Organ Transplants," Hastings Center Report 32, no.
Marie Clair, spokeswoman for the Plain English Campaign, said: ""I am petrified to think that all that stands between me having a bunion straightened and a vital organ removed is one slip of a digit on a keyboard.
In fact, there was an outburst of anger and grief when parents realised they had buried their children with a vital organ missing.