Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The scientific study of the viscera and its organs.
  • n. The characteristics and structure of the visceral system of an animal.

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  • n. The scientific study of the viscera.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That part of anatomy which treats of the viscera; also, a treatise on the viscera.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The sum of scientific knowledge concerning viscera.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

New Latin splanchno-, of viscera (from Greek splankhna, viscera) + -logy.

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Ancient Greek σπλάγχνα (splankha, "viscera") + -ology

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  • The scientific study of the viscera.

    October 24, 2008