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Jan 8, 2020
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splanchnic
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splanchnic

PRONUNCIATION:
(SPLANGK-nik)

MEANING:
adjective: Of or relating to the internal organs or viscera.

ETYMOLOGY:
From splanchnicus, from Greek splankhnikos, from splankhna (entrails). Earliest documented use: 1694.

USAGE:
“I discovered that the splanchnic nerve is actually three nerves and all control the visceral functions in various manners.”
Isaac Asimov; Robot Visions; Roc; 1990.

See more usage examples of splanchnic in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

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