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[per-uh-vis-er-uh l]
adjective Anatomy.
  1. surrounding or situated about the viscera.
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Origin of perivisceral

First recorded in 1865–70; peri- + visceral
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Examples from the Web for perivisceral

Historical Examples of perivisceral

  • Its anterior end opens, in most cases by a single opening, into the perivisceral cavity in both sexes, and is usually ciliated.

    The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1

    Francis Maitland Balfour

  • At this stage, also, incompletely developed Cercari may be seen in the perivisceral cavity.


    T. Spencer Cobbold

  • There is a perivisceral cavity, and the body walls are traversed by excretory tubes.

  • The reproductive organs are modified patches of the peritoneum, or lining of the perivisceral cavity.

  • It had apparently the perivisceral cavity and nephridia of the schematic worm, and a circulatory system.

perivisceral in Medicine


  1. Surrounding the viscera.
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