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 nerve — n any of three important nerves situated on each side of the body and formed by the union of branches from the six or seven lower thoracic and first lumbar ganglia of the sympathetic system: a) a superior one ending in the celiac ganglion called… …   Medical dictionary

  • splanchnic ganglion — n a small ganglion on the greater splanchnic nerve that is usu. located near the eleventh or twelfth thoracic vertebra * * * splanchnic thoracic ganglion, ganglion splanchnicum g. thoracicum splanchnicum …   Medical dictionary

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