follow Dictionary.com

Today's Word of the Day means...

splanchnic

[splangk-nik] /ˈsplæŋk nɪk/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the viscera or entrails; visceral.
2.
of or pertaining to the splanchnic nerve.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; < Neo-Latin splanchnicus < Greek splanchnikós, equivalent to splánchn(a) + -ikos -ic
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for splanchnic

splanchnic

/ˈsplæŋknɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the viscera; visceral a splanchnic nerve
Word Origin
C17: from New Latin splanchnicus, from Greek splankhnikos concerning the entrails, from splankhna the entrails
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
splanchnic in Medicine

splanchnic splanch·nic (splāngk'nĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to the viscera; visceral.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for splanchnic

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for splanchnic

19
0
Scrabble Words With Friends