- of or relating to the viscera or entrails; visceral.
- 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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Examples from the Web for splanchnic
Let us halt at the origin of the splanchnic and take a look.Philosophy of Osteopathy
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It may be called either the subintestinal or splanchnic vein.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1
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From the splanchnic layer are formed A great part of the voluntary muscular system.
The mesoblast of the trunk is divided anteriorly into splanchnic and somatic layers.
Its walls are formed of splanchnic mesoblast with blood-vessels, within which is a lining of hypoblast.
- of or relating to the viscera; viscerala splanchnic nerve
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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- Of or relating to the viscera; visceral.
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