plural noun, singular viscus [vis-kuhs] .
Anatomy, Zoology. the organs in the cavities of the body, especially those in the abdominal cavity.
(not used scientifically) the intestines; bowels.

1645–55; < Latin: internal organs, plural of viscus flesh Unabridged


[vis-kuhs] .
singular of viscera. Unabridged
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viscera (ˈvɪsərə)
pl n , sing viscus
1.  anatomy the large internal organs of the body collectively, esp those in the abdominal cavityRelated: splanchnic
2.  (less formally) the intestines; guts
Related: splanchnic
[C17: from Latin: entrails, pl of viscus internal organ]

viscus (ˈvɪskəs)
the singular of viscera

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Word Origin & History

"inner organs of the body," 1651, from L. viscera, pl. of viscus "internal organ," of unknown origin.
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viscera vis·cer·a (vĭs'ər-ə)

  1. The soft internal organs of the body, especially those contained within the abdominal and thoracic cavities.

  2. The intestines.

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viscera   (vĭs'ər-ə)  Pronunciation Key 
The soft internal organs of the body, especially those contained within the abdominal and thoracic cavities.

visceral adjective
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Example sentences
What you see getting cut into pieces in the video is the squid's viscera.
If other animals had killed the lion, she said, the tasty viscera would have
  been long gone by the time the early humans arrived.
It is a sedative to the viscera, a tonic, antipyretic.
Visually, there are unnecessary scenes of protruding viscera and the lancing of
  an infected leg.
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