visceral cleft

noun Embryology.

Nearby words

  1. viscera,
  2. viscerad,
  3. visceral,
  4. visceral anesthesia,
  5. visceral arch,
  6. visceral disease virus,
  7. visceral ganglion,
  8. visceral inversion,
  9. visceral larva migrans,
  10. visceral layer

Origin of visceral cleft

First recorded in 1870–75 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for visceral cleft

visceral cleft


A cleft between two branchial arches in the embryo.

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