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Viscera

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In anatomy, the viscera are the internal organs of an animal, in particular the interal organs of the head, thorax and abdomen. The same organs, when removed from a butchered animal, are known collectively as offal.

The adjective visceral is used for anything pertaining to the internal organs. The term "viscera" can also be used more inclusively, referring to:

Historically, viscera of animals were examined by Roman pagan priests like the haruspices or the augurs in order to divine the future by their shape, dimensions or other factors.

See also

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