Visceral arches(Anat.), the bars or ridges between the visceral clefts.Visceral cavityor tube (Anat.), the ventral cavity of a vertebrate, which contains the alimentary canal, as distinguished from the dorsal, or cerebro-spinal, canal.Visceral clefts(Anat.), transverse clefts on the sides just back of the mouth in the vertebrate embryo, which open into the pharyngeal portion of the alimentary canal, and correspond to the branchial clefts in adult fishes.

(Vis"cer*ate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Viscerated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Viscerating.] To deprive of the viscera, or entrails; to eviscerate; to disembowel.

(Vis`cer*o*skel"e*tal) a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the framework, or skeleton, or skeleton, of the viscera; as, the visceroskeletal system of muscles. Mivart.

(Vis"cid) a. [L. viscidus, fr. viscum the mistletoe, birdlime made from the berries of the mistletoe; akin to Gr. : cf. F. viscide.] Sticking or adhering, and having a ropy or glutinous consistency; viscous; glutinous; sticky; tenacious; clammy; as, turpentine, tar, gums, etc., are more or less viscid.

(Vis"age) n. [F. visage, from L. visus a seeing, a look, fr. videre, visum, to see. See Vision.] The face, countenance, or look of a person or an animal; — chiefly applied to the human face. Chaucer. "A visage of demand." Shak.

His visage was so marred more than any man.
Isa. lii. 14.

Love and beauty still that visage grace.

(Vis"age) v. t. To face. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Vis"aged) a. Having a visage. Shak.

(Vis"ard) n. A mask. See Visor.

(Vis"ard), v. t. To mask.

(||Vis`-a-vis") n. [F., opposite, face to face.]

1. One who, or that which, is face to face with another; esp., one who faces another in dancing.

2. A carriage in which two persons sit face to face. Also, a form of sofa with seats for two persons, so arranged that the occupants are face to face while sitting on opposite sides.

(Vis`-a-vis"), adv. Face to face.

(||Vis*ca"cha ||Viz-ca"cha) n. [Sp.] (Zoöl.) A large burrowing South American rodent (Lagostomus trichodactylus) allied to the chinchillas, but much larger. Its fur is soft and rather long, mottled gray above, white or yellowish white beneath. There is a white band across the muzzle, and a dark band on each cheek. It inhabits grassy plains, and is noted for its extensive burrows and for heaping up miscellaneous articles at the mouth of its burrows. Called also biscacha, bizcacha, vischacha, vishatscha.

(||Vis"ce*ra) n., pl. of Viscus.

(Vis"cer*al) a. [Cf. F. viscéral, LL. visceralis.]

1. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the viscera; splanchnic.

2. Fig.: Having deep sensibility. [R.] Bp. Reynolds.

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