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as in: visceral muscles Define
relating to or affecting the viscera (internal organs)
  • He meant to be a unit who would make a certain amount of difference towards that spreading change which would one day tell appreciably upon the averages, and in the mean time have the pleasure of making an advantageous difference to the viscera of his own patients.

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  • A sedentary life has lead to excessive visceral fat.
  • Shapes of dried blood in the stubble grass and gray coils of viscera where the slain had been field-dressed and hauled away.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road

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as in: a visceral reaction Define
something felt strongly; or describing something as arising from instinct rather than reason (like saying "felt in the gut")
as in: visceral muscles Define
relating to or affecting the viscera (internal organs)
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