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Definition of Viscus

Viscus: An internal organ of the body, specifically one within the chest (as the heart or lungs) or abdomen (as the liver, pancreas or intestines).

"Viscus" is the Latin word for "an organ of the body." The plural of "viscus" is "viscera."

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=18277
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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