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Definition of Visceral

Visceral: Referring to the viscera, the internal organs of the body, specifically those within the chest (as the heart or lungs) or abdomen (as the liver, pancreas or intestines).

In a figurative sense, something "visceral" is felt "deep down." It is a "gut feeling."

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=18275
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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