(Vis*cid"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. viscidité.] The quality or state of being viscid; also, that which is viscid; glutinous concretion; stickiness.

(Vis"cin) n. (Chem.) A clear, viscous, tasteless substance extracted from the mucilaginous sap of the mistletoe holly, etc., and constituting an essential ingredient of birdlime.

(Vis*coid"al) a. Somewhat viscous. Cf. Mobile, a., 2.

(Vis`co*sim"e*ter) n. [Viscosity + -meter.] An instrument for measuring the degree of viscosity of liquids, as solutions of gum.

(Vis*cos"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. viscosité, LL. viscositas.]

1. The quality or state of being viscous.

2. (Physics) A quality analogous to that of a viscous fluid, supposed to be caused by internal friction, especially in the case of gases.

(Vis"count`) n. [OE. vicounte, OF. visconte, vescunte, F. vicomte, LL. vicecomes; L. vice (see Vice, a.) + comes a companion, LL., a count. See Count.]

1. (O. Eng. Law) An officer who formerly supplied the place of the count, or earl; the sheriff of the county.

2. A nobleman of the fourth rank, next in order below an earl and next above a baron; also, his degree or title of nobility. See Peer, n., 3. [Eng.] Chaucer.

(Vis"count`cy) n. The dignity or jurisdiction of a viscount. Sir B. Burke.

(Vis"count`ess) n. [F. vicomtesse, LL. vicecomitissa.] The wife of a viscount.

(Vis"count`ship, Vis"count`y) n. [F. vicomté.] The quality, rank, or office of a viscount.

(Vis"cous) a. [L. viscosus. See Viscid.] Adhesive or sticky, and having a ropy or glutinous consistency; viscid; glutinous; clammy; tenacious; as, a viscous juice.Vis"cous*ness, n.

There is no well-defined distinction in meaning between viscous and viscid.

(||Vis"cum) n. [L.]

1. (Bot.) A genus of parasitic shrubs, including the mistletoe of Europe.

2. Birdlime, which is often made from the berries of the European mistletoe.

(||Vis"cus) n.; pl. Viscera [L., perhaps akin to E. viscid.] (Anat.) One of the organs, as the brain, heart, or stomach, in the great cavities of the body of an animal; — especially used in the plural, and applied to the organs contained in the abdomen.

(Vise) n. [F. vis a screw, winding stairs, OF. vis, viz, fr. L. vitis a vine; probably akin to E. withy.] An instrument consisting of two jaws, closing by a screw, lever, cam, or the like, for holding work, as in filing. [Written also vice.]

(||Vi*sé") n. [F. visé, p. p. of viser to put a visa to, fr. L. visus seen, p. p. of videre to see.] An indorsement made on a passport by the proper authorities of certain countries on the continent of Europe, denoting that it has been examined, and that the person who bears it is permitted to proceed on his journey; a visa.

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