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  1. of or relating to the viscera or entrails; visceral.
  2. of or relating to the splanchnic nerve.

Origin of splanchnic

1675–85; < New Latin splanchnicus < Greek splanchnikós, equivalent to splánchn(a) + -ikos -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for splanchnic


  1. of or relating to the viscera; viscerala splanchnic nerve

Word Origin

C17: from New Latin splanchnicus, from Greek splankhnikos concerning the entrails, from splankhna the entrails
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Word Origin and History for splanchnic


1690s, "pertaining to the viscera," from Greek splankhnon, usually in plural, splankhna "the innards, entrails" (heart, lungs, liver, kidneys); related to splen (see spleen).

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splanchnic in Medicine


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  1. Of or relating to the viscera; visceral.
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