splanchnology

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek σπλάγχνα (splánkhna, viscera) + -ology.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /splæŋkˈnɒləd͡ʒi/

Noun[edit]

splanchnology (uncountable)

  1. (anatomy, obsolete) The scientific study of the viscera.
    • 1887, Auguste Chauveau, The Comparative Anatomy of the Domesticated Animals, page 326:
      These various organs, with those composing the respiratory and genitourinary apparatus, have received the name of viscera, and the term splanchnology is often given to that branch of anatomy devoted to their study.

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