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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: vis'kus, vis'er-a

Definition: An organ of the digestive, respiratory, urogenital, and endocrine systems as well as the spleen, the heart, and great vessels; hollow and multilayered walled organs studied in splanchnology.

[L. the soft parts, internal organs]

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