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viscera

 [vis´er-ah] (L.)
plural of viscus.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

vis·cer·a

(vis'ĕr-ă),
Plural of viscus.
Synonym(s): vitals (1)
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

viscera

(vĭs′ər-ə)
pl.n.
1. The soft internal organs of the body, especially those contained within the abdominal and thoracic cavities.
2. The intestines.
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vis·cer·a

(vis'ĕr-ă)
Plural of viscus.
Synonym(s): vitals.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

viscera

Organs within a body cavity, especially digestive organs. The singular form of the word is viscus.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

viscera

the internal organs of the body cavity.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Viscera

Any of the body's organs located in the chest or abdomen.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

vis·cer·a

(vis'ĕr-ă)
Plural of viscus.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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