Definition of visceral in English:

visceral

adjective

  • 1Relating to the viscera.

    ‘the visceral nervous system’
    • ‘No effect was observed on visceral sites of metastases, although reassuringly no trend toward an increase was identified.’
    • ‘It does nothing to remove the visceral fat that accumulates around the abdominal organs.’
    • ‘There appear to be no highly specific pathways for visceral sensation in the central nervous system.’
    • ‘A visceral pleural line is seen without distal lung markings.’
    • ‘When both procedures were negative, all patients underwent visceral angiography.’
    • ‘Its decline is associated with renal failure and visceral gout.’
    • ‘In the chest, the tumors can arise from either the visceral or parietal pleura.’
    • ‘The job of stress hormones is to withdraw the blood supply from the visceral organs towards the fighting and running muscles of the arms and legs.’
    • ‘Most fossil crinoids have the main visceral body raised above the sea floor by a stem, also called a stalk or column.’
    • ‘Ischaemia secondary to reduced cardiac output may contribute to the risk of visceral damage.’
    • ‘It is extremely difficult to prove that a malignant melanoma originates in a visceral site.’
    • ‘Some of this fluid crosses the visceral pleura and accumulates as a small sterile pleural effusion.’
    • ‘The visceral obesity in patients with metabolic syndrome is associated with dyslipidemia.’
    • ‘Herniation of bowel loops often causes visceral pain with vomiting and bowel obstruction.’
    • ‘One of the surprises of the Gulf War studies is that the organism was also capable of causing visceral disease.’
    • ‘Thoracic and abdominal visceral involvement and hepatosplenomegaly were absent.’
    • ‘The goal was to maintain Mr V's nutritional status and visceral stores before surgery.’
    • ‘The small black dots represent the increased concentration of molecules inside a dense visceral structure or bone.’
    • ‘There is an increase in abdominal and visceral fat which contributes to increased risk of cardiovascular disease.’
    • ‘The cells of the visceral mesoderm and dorsal vessel also express both genes.’
    enteric, gastroenteric, duodenal, coeliac, gastric, ventral, stomach, abdominal, visceral
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    1. 1.1 Relating to deep inward feelings rather than to the intellect.
      ‘the voters' visceral fear of change’
      • ‘The driving anger is far deeper and both more visceral and more principled.’
      • ‘This is a visceral, gut reaction, though, similar to a scream after you've stubbed your toe.’
      • ‘I did not enjoy manipulating people's visceral reaction to tortuous stimuli.’
      • ‘Goodhart thinks he can play on a certain visceral anti-Americanism that is characteristic of the British left.’
      • ‘There's a visceral pleasure in shoving the clutch, and unleashing the next wave of acceleration as part of a fluid mechanical process.’
      • ‘The film illustrates this shift in consciousness with a visceral ferocity.’
      • ‘The viewer of art sees beyond its visceral ingredients and in some sense is intellectually or emotionally engaged.’
      • ‘When it becomes necessary to abandon reason, decisions become more visceral.’
      • ‘Many modern Noh theatres have lost the visceral effect that comes from this traditional layout.’
      • ‘Alternatively cerebral and visceral, it's not easy listening, but is posesssed of a restless, elemental energy.’
      • ‘Many of the photographs graphically show pain's visceral nature.’
      • ‘As an adult, Christopher is the creation of his most cherished fantasies and visceral fears.’
      • ‘Are too many writers coming from an intellectual rather than a visceral view of the world?’
      • ‘Gregor's beats provided something visceral, the bones, blood and guts of the song.’
      • ‘It is these forms that I think we respond to on a visceral level.’
      • ‘Therefore it is good, once in a while, to take a deep breath of petrol and rubber, and reawaken that visceral love of the machine.’
      • ‘Were you ever tempted to beef things up to create a visceral, rather than emotional reaction?’
      • ‘My initial negative reaction was not based on a cool assessment of their ideas, but on a visceral dislike of intellectual bandwagon jumping.’
      • ‘The Prime Minister, who sees himself as a realist, is driven by visceral fears.’
      • ‘Useem says that students develop a visceral understanding of the problems leaders encounter.’

Pronunciation

visceral

/ˈvis(ə)rəl/