Adjective "visceral" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating to the viscera.
  1. 'Most fossil crinoids have the main visceral body raised above the sea floor by a stem, also called a stalk or column.'
  2. 'When both procedures were negative, all patients underwent visceral angiography.'
  3. '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.'
  4. 'Some of this fluid crosses the visceral pleura and accumulates as a small sterile pleural effusion.'
  5. 'It is extremely difficult to prove that a malignant melanoma originates in a visceral site.'
  6. 'Thoracic and abdominal visceral involvement and hepatosplenomegaly were absent.'
  7. 'In the chest, the tumors can arise from either the visceral or parietal pleura.'
  8. 'The small black dots represent the increased concentration of molecules inside a dense visceral structure or bone.'
  9. 'The cells of the visceral mesoderm and dorsal vessel also express both genes.'
  10. 'One of the surprises of the Gulf War studies is that the organism was also capable of causing visceral disease.'
Relating to deep inward feelings rather than to the intellect.
  1. '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.'
  2. 'The viewer of art sees beyond its visceral ingredients and in some sense is intellectually or emotionally engaged.'
  3. 'The film illustrates this shift in consciousness with a visceral ferocity.'
  4. 'Alternatively cerebral and visceral, it's not easy listening, but is posesssed of a restless, elemental energy.'
  5. 'It is these forms that I think we respond to on a visceral level.'
  6. 'When it becomes necessary to abandon reason, decisions become more visceral.'
  7. 'There's a visceral pleasure in shoving the clutch, and unleashing the next wave of acceleration as part of a fluid mechanical process.'
  8. 'This is a visceral, gut reaction, though, similar to a scream after you've stubbed your toe.'
  9. 'As an adult, Christopher is the creation of his most cherished fantasies and visceral fears.'
  10. 'Useem says that students develop a visceral understanding of the problems leaders encounter.'


1. of or relating to the viscera.

2. affecting the viscera.

3. of the nature of or resembling viscera.

4. characterized by or proceeding from instinct rather than intellect: a visceral reaction.

5. characterized by or dealing with coarse or base emotions; earthy; crude: a visceral literary style.

More examples(as adjective)

"isoforms can be visceral."

"tissues can be visceral."

"myopathies can be visceral."

"sacs can be visceral."

"muscles can be visceral."

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