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as in:  visceral muscles

A sedentary life has lead to excessive visceral fat.
  relating to or affecting the viscera (internal organs)
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visceral viscera
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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
  • This is not always advantageous, as the extremities can stand a more drastic temperature loss than the viscera can.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • It started pulling out coils of intestines and other viscera.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi

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  • I am well pleased to see their pain change its viscera.
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Low, throaty female laughter, the kind that seems to vibrate in a fairy ring around the viscera and the genitals.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • So skillful was she that it seemed Nacha herself was in Tita’s body doing all those things: dry-plucking the birds, removing the viscera, getting them ready for frying.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • Canned jazz blared through the street with a monstrous high-strutting rhythm that pulled at the viscera.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • With practiced movements, he drew his old hunting knife, skinned and gutted the rabbits, and then-putting aside the hearts, lungs, kidneys, and livers-buried the viscera so that the scent would not attract scavengers.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Seven men in the platoon had died on that occasion, and Kent had lowered himself into a foxhole and watched a Private Wiesner toss a grenade unsuccessfully toward a pillbox while at the same moment a stream of machine-gun fire caught Wiesner at the waist and forced his viscera out.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars

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  • The offal from the adjoining slaughterhouse was also thrown away there—severed heads, rotting viscera, animal refuse that floated, in sunshine and starshine, in a swamp of blood.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • The wolf poked his shaggy head toward the fire, seemingly curious about the writhing flames, then moved over to the scraps of meat and viscera scattered over the ground where Garzhvog had butchered the buck.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Reverend as you write yourself, be revengeful for once, and pray with me that he may be visited with such a fit of the stone, as if he had all the fragments of poor Robin in that region of his viscera where the disease holds its seat.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Enter unannounced, gain his confidence, wait for an unguarded moment, take out the Zumwalt, shoot him three times in the viscera for maximum slowness of agony, put the gun in his hand to suggest a lonely man’s suicide, write semi-coherent things on the mirror, leave Stover’s car in Treadwell’s garage.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • On a once living person, rather, for when the blood stopped flying and the body ceased spasming, Sira’s limbs relaxed in death, legs opening again in an echo of the obscene display of viscera above.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • 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.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • His thick black fingers probed carefully into the viscera of a watch.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • Something came to her viscera, danced briefly, and went.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • He was fond of suffocated guinea pig baked in its own blood and viscera.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • Blood and viscera stained the king’s silk carpets.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • He wanted so badly to have them back that the wanting tore like eagle’s claws at his viscera.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • They paid cash, no questions asked, and preserved particularly interesting bits of diseased viscera in large clear bottles.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • She stayed until Dr. Cuevas rinsed his hands in the sink and dried his tears, while the other one cleaned up the blood and the viscera.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • It tried to twist away from the agony, a shower of blood and viscera poured down over Tyrion’s face, and the horse fell like an avalanche.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • OK, Oedipa told herself, stalking around the room, her viscera hollow, waiting on something truly terrible, OK.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • With some Angelenos, those two emotions were as inextricably entwined as the viscera of inoperable Siamese twins.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Holmes did not kill face to face, as Jack the Ripper had done, gorging himself on warmth and viscera, but he did like proximity.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Drive past the scene several times, park some distance from the scene, go back on foot, locate Mr. Gray under his real name or an alias, shoot him three times in the viscera for maximum pain, clear the weapon of prints, place the weapon in the victim’s staticky hand, find a crayon or lipstick tube and scrawl a cryptic suicide note on the full-length mirror, take the victim’s supply of Dylar tablets, slip back to the car, proceed to the expressway entrance, head east toward Blacksmith,…
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • …into rooms, locate Mr. Gray under his real name, enter unannounced, gain his confidence, advance gradually, reduce him to trembling, wait for an unguarded moment, take out the .25-caliber Zumwalt automatic, fire three bullets into his viscera for maximum slowness, depth and intensity of pain, wipe the weapon clear of prints, place the weapon in the victim’s hand to suggest the trite and predictable suicide of a motel recluse, smear crude words on the walls in the victim’s own…
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • visceral bleeding
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Associated words [difficulty]:   visceral [4] , esophagus [6] , trachea [7] , thoracic [8]
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