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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ He was holding up nearly all of his viscera with both hands and arms.
▪ The viscera were removed, encased and buried at night by torchlight.
▪ The report continues to say that the body was entire and that no viscera had been removed.
▪ Tribromoethanol has been reported to be irritant to the viscera of mice and this can cause intestinal problems and death.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Viscera \Vis"ce*ra\, n., pl. of Viscus.


Viscus \Vis"cus\, n.; pl. Viscera. [L., perhaps akin to E. viscid.] (Anat.) 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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"inner organs of the body," 1650s, from Latin viscera, plural of viscus "internal organ," of unknown origin.


n. 1 (viscus English) Collectively, the internal organs of the body, especially those contained within the abdominal and thoracic cavities, such as the liver, heart, or stomach. 2 The intestines.


n. internal organs collectively (especially those in the abdominal cavity); "`viscera' is the plural form of `viscus'" [syn: entrails, innards]

Viscera (wrestler)

Nelson Frazier, Jr. (February 14, 1971 – February 18, 2014) was an American professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment (WWF/WWE) in the 1990s and 2000s under the ring namesMabel, Viscera, Brother Vis and Big Daddy V. A former WWF World Tag Team Champion and WWF Hardcore Champion, he won the 1995 King of the Ring tournament and wrestled in the main event of that year's SummerSlam. Nelson Frazier, Jr. was the second son of sport and basketball player, Nelson Frazier, Sr. (1940 - 2007) and Michel Lee Frazier (1945 - 2015).

Viscera (disambiguation)

Viscera is the plural form of viscus, which refers to an organism's internal organs.

Viscera can also refer to:

Viscera (God Module album)

Viscera is a 2004 album by God Module.

Viscera (Jenny Hval album)

Viscera is an album by Norwegian singer Jenny Hval, the first released under her own name. She previously released two albums as rockettothesky. Uncut placed it at number 42 on its list of the "Top 50 Albums of 2011." In Review Online placed it at number 8 on their list of the "Top 15 Albums of 2011."

Viscera (Byla + Jarboe album)

Viscera is a collaborative album by Byla and Jarboe, released on October 16, 2007 by Translation Loss Records.

Viscera (EP)

Viscera is the third extended play from My Epic. Facedown Records released the EP on May 6, 2016.

Usage examples of "viscera".

A great deal of water, remarked the brief, bitterish smile, would have to go over the dam before Phyllis Dexter--dimpled and rosy and twenty-three--could realize what it meant to have a double handful of deep-rooted fixations ripped out of your viscera or wherever they were located, and every dangling, aching, red nerve fibre of them coolly examined under a microscope.

For what we think and feel and are is to a great extent determined by the state of our ductless glands and our viscera.

Recently, in cases of dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea dysmenorrhagia, and like sexual disorders, massage or gentle flagellation of the parts contiguous with the genitalia and pelvic viscera has been recommended.

He convoked around the corpse the gods who had worked with him at the embalmment of Osiris: Anubis and Thot, Isis and Nephthys, and his four children--Hapi, Qabhsonuf, Amsit, and Tiumautf--to whom he had entrusted the charge of the heart and viscera.

He would take her to a distant kingdom, and there she would create a new colony of hypatias, she would simply have made more fertile the seed of their remote mother, she would carry her message elsewhere, except that he would live at her side and would found a new colony of fecundators, in the form of man, as the fruit of their viscera would probably be.

The sympathetic division has the wider distribution to all parts of the viscera, but many of the visceral organs are innervated by fibers of both divisions.

Two groups of shrieking corsairs were levelled where they stood, and the bulwarks of the carrack were intagliated with gore and viscera as the thousands of balls in the canister shot tore through their bodies.

Corbie Meese and others found her lying in the center of a killing ground of blood, bones, viscera, and human hair, protected by a circle of dogs.

His omentum was very lean, but the liver covered all his abdominal viscera.

Quibus valefaciens cum moerore Commisit suis fratribus natos cum uxore: Matremque deosculatos filiali more, Vix eam alloquitur cordis prae dolore, Illis mota viscera, corda tremuerunt, Dum alter in alterius colla irruerunt, Expetentes oscula, quae vix receperunt Propter multitudines, quae eos compresserunt.

The bloodlettings, the vomits and the purges were intended to rid the viscera and the circulatory system of peccant humors, and at the same time to relieve the pressure of the animal spirits upon the brain.

The grove, for one psychomimetic moment, was draped with bloody-green loops of intestine and mucus-bright bits of viscera.

This must be the one alluded to by Jerdon, but he does not state the extraction of the viscera, which would add somewhat to the weight.

Robertson, Rizzoli, Tait, Hamilton, Brodie, Denis, Dickie, Goyrand, and many others mention extroversion of viscera from parietal defects.

Up to the date mentioned it was not known whether the connecting band contained viscera.