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

Nearby words

  1. splake,
  2. splanchnapophysis,
  3. splanchnectopia,
  4. splanchnesthesia,
  5. splanchnesthetic sensibility,
  6. splanchnic anesthesia,
  7. splanchnic ganglion,
  8. splanchnic nerve,
  9. splanchnic wall,
  10. splanchnicectomy

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



of or relating to the viscera; viscerala splanchnic nerve

Word Origin for splanchnic

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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Medicine definitions for splanchnic




Of or relating to the viscera; visceral.

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