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Visceral Definition

Relating to deep inner feelings rather than to the intellect.


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Other Visceral Definition

[adj] obtained through intuition rather than from reasoning or observation
[adj] relating to or affecting the viscera; "visceral bleeding"; "a splanchnic nerve"

Misc. Definitions

\Vis"cer*al\, a. [Cf. F. visc['e]ral, LL. visceralis.]
1. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the viscera; splanchnic.
2. Fig.: Having deep sensibility. [R.] --Bp. Reynolds. {Visceral arches} (Anat.), the bars or ridges between the visceral clefts. {Visceral cavity} or {tube} (Anat.), the ventral cavity of a vertebrate, which contains the alimentary canal, as distinguished from the dorsal, or cerebro-spinal, canal. {Visceral clefts} (Anat.), transverse clefts on the sides just back of the mouth in the vertebrate embryo, which open into the pharyngeal portion of the alimentary canal, and correspond to the branchial clefts in adult fishes.

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