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Meaning of VISCERAL

Pronunciation:  'visurul

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

VISCERAL is a 8 letter word that starts with V.


 Synonyms: illogical, intuitive, nonrational, splanchnic, unlogical



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.