Splanchnic Splanch"nic, a. [Gr. ??? an entrail.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the viscera; visceral. [1913 Webster]

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  • Splanchnic — Splanchnic, from a Greek word meaning organ [UMichAnatomyModule|intro autonomics 2 module/autonomics 04] , usually used to describe soft tissue organs (visceral). Can also refer to: * An adjective describing the intestines * Splanchnic… …   Wikipedia

  • splanchnic — 1690s, pertaining to the viscera, from Gk. splankhnon, usually in pl., splankhna the innards, entrails (heart, lungs, liver, kidneys); related to splen (see SPLEEN (Cf. spleen)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • splanchnic — [splaŋk′nik] adj. [ModL splanchnicus < Gr splanchnikos < splanchnon, gut: for IE base see SPLEEN] of the viscera; visceral …   English World dictionary

  • splanchnic — SYN: visceral. * * * splanch·nic splaŋk nik adj of or relating to the viscera: VISCERAL <splanchnic circulation> * * * adj. relating to the viscera, e.g. splanchnic mesoderm. Compare somatic. * * * splanch·nic (splankґnik) visceral.… …   Medical dictionary

  • splanchnic — Relating to the viscera. See also splanchnic mesoderm …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • splanchnic — /splangk nik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the viscera or entrails; visceral. 2. of or pertaining to the splanchnic nerve. [1675 85; < NL splanchnicus < Gk splanchnikós, equiv. to splánchn(a) + ikos IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • splanchnic — splanch·nic || splæŋknɪk adj. of the entrails, of the bowels; of the splanchnic nerve …   English contemporary dictionary

  • splanchnic — adj. relating to the viscera, e.g. splanchnic mesoderm. Compare: somatic …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • splanchnic — adjective Etymology: New Latin splanchnicus, from Greek splanchnikos, from splanchna, plural, viscera; akin to Greek splēn spleen Date: 1681 of or relating to the viscera ; visceral …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • splanchnic — adj. [Gr. splanchnon, entrail] Of or pertaining to the viscera …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology