viscus

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin viscus (any internal organ of the body), perhaps akin to 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. (anatomy, specifically) The intestines.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of unclear origin;[1] possibly Proto-Indo-European *weys- (to turn, rotate).

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Noun[edit]

vīscus n (genitive vīsceris); third declension

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

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (neuter, imparisyllabic non-i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative vīscus vīscera
Genitive vīsceris vīscerum
Dative vīscerī vīsceribus
Accusative vīscus vīscera
Ablative vīscere vīsceribus
Vocative vīscus vīscera

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  • English: viscera
  • French: viscères
  • Portuguese: víscera

References[edit]

  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7)‎[1], Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN

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