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purtenance

[pur-tn-uh ns] /ˈpɜr tn əns/
noun
1.
the liver, heart, and lungs of an animal.
Origin of purtenance
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English; aphetic variant of appurtenance
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purtenance

/ˈpɜːtɪnəns/
noun
1.
(archaic) the inner organs, viscera
Word Origin
C14: from Old French pertinance something that belongs; see appurtenance
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