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ˈvɪs kəsvis·cus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. internal organ, viscusnoun

    a main organ that is situated inside the body

Wiktionary

  1. viscusnoun

    One of the organs, as the brain, heart, or stomach, in the great cavities of the body of an animal; especially used in the plural, and applied to the organs contained in the abdomen.

  2. viscusnoun

    Specifically, the intestines.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Viscusnoun

    one of the organs, as the brain, heart, or stomach, in the great cavities of the body of an animal; -- especially used in the plural, and applied to the organs contained in the abdomen

    Etymology: [L., perhaps akin to E. viscid.]

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  1. Viscus

    In anatomy, a viscus is an internal organ, and viscera is the plural form. The viscera, when removed from a butchered animal, are known collectively as offal. Internal organs are also known as "guts", or more formally, "innards". The adjective visceral, also splanchnic, is used for anything pertaining to the internal organs. Historically, viscera of animals were examined by Roman pagan priests like the haruspices or the augurs in order to divine the future by their shape, dimensions or other factors. This practice remains an important ritual in some remote, tribal societies. The term "visceral" is contrasted with the term "parietal", meaning "of or relating to the wall of a body part, organ or cavity". The two terms are often used in describing a membrane or piece of connective tissue, referring to the opposing sides.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of viscus in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of viscus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of viscus in a Sentence

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    There are women that produce mucus of a thick viscus quality, and it sticks and lodges in there. The fallopian tube at the uterine end is very narrow and it gets blocked in there, so it’s quite easy to imagine that a course of physical therapy is going to soften this up, dislodge it and clear Clear Passage.

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