viscus

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Etymology[edit]

From New Latin, from Latin viscus (any internal organ of the body), perhaps akin to English viscid.

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viscus (plural viscera)

  1. (anatomy) One of the organs, as the brain, heart, or stomach, in the great cavities of the body of an animal; especially used in the plural, and applied to the organs contained in the abdomen.
  2. Specifically, the intestines.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown.[1]

Noun[edit]

viscus n (genitive visceris); third declension

  1. Any internal organ of the body.
  2. entrails, viscera

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative viscus viscera
genitive visceris viscerum
dative viscerī visceribus
accusative viscus viscera
ablative viscere visceribus
vocative viscus viscera

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References[edit]

  • viscus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  1. ^ Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers