Definition for viscus (2 of 2)
plural noun, singular vis·cus [vis-kuh s] /ˈvɪs kəs/.
Origin of viscera
Examples from the Web for viscus
In wounds of the portions of the viscus not clad in peritoneum, as a rule, a very different prognosis obtains.
The viscus used for this purpose is an animal juice, which nature has enabled them to elaborate.The Book of Curiosities|I. Platts
The bullet, taking a course more or less parallel to that of the wall of the viscus, cut a long slit in its anterior wall.
The frequent use of the bladder sound is very useful at this stage, as it is quite easy to wound this viscus laterally.
Viscera, (plural of viscus,) organs contained in the abdomen and in the chest.A Treatise on Domestic Economy|Catherine Esther Beecher
British Dictionary definitions for viscus (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for viscus (2 of 2)
pl n singular viscus (ˈvɪskəs)
Word Origin for viscera
Word Origin and History for viscus
"inner organs of the body," 1650s, from Latin viscera, plural of viscus "internal organ," of unknown origin.