from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Relating to, situated in, or affecting the viscera.
- adj. Perceived in or as if in the viscera; profound: "The scientific approach to life is not really appropriate to states of visceral anguish” ( Anthony Burgess).
- adj. Instinctive: visceral needs. See Synonyms at instinctive.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or relating to the viscera—internal organs of the body; splanchnic.
- adj. Having to do with the response of the body as opposed to the intellect, as in the distinction between feeling and thinking.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or affecting the viscera; splanchnic.
- adj. Fig.: Having deep sensibility.
- adj. proceeding from emotion or instinct rather than from intellect; deeply emotional; -- .
- adj. dealing with coarse or base emotions; -- .
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the viscera; having the character of a viscus; forming or containing viscera; interior or intestinal, as a part or organ of the body; splanchnic: as, visceral anatomy; a visceral cavity; visceral disease; the visceral loop of the nerves of a mollusk; the visceral as distinguished from the reflected or parietal layer of a serous membrane.
- Belonging to or situated on that side of the body of a vertebrate which contains the viscera of the thorax; abdominal; ventral or hemal, as distinguished from dorsal or neural.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. obtained through intuition rather than from reasoning or observation
- adj. relating to or affecting the viscera
From Latin viscera, plural of viscus ("any internal organ of the body"). (Wiktionary)