Vis"cer*al(?), a. [Cf. F. viscral, LL. visceralis.] 1. (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or affecting the viscera; splanchnic.
2. Fig.: Having deep sensibility.
3. proceeding from emotion or instinct rather than from intellect; deeply emotional; -- as, a
4. dealing with coarse or base emotions; -- as, a
visceral literary style.
(Anat.), the bars or ridges between the visceral clefts. --
(Anat.), the ventral cavity of a vertebrate, which contains the alimentary canal, as distinguished from the dorsal, or cerebro-spinal, canal. --
(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.
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