An organ that is located within the body cavity (or in its extension, in the scrotum); it consists of organ parts that are embryologically derived from endoderm, splanchnic mesoderm or intermediate mesoderm; together with other organs, the viscus constitutes the respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary, reproductive and immune systems, or is the central organ of the cardiovascular system. Examples: heart, lung, esophagus, kidney, ovary, spleen. [ ]

Synonyms: visceral organ system visceral organ

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Term information


uberon_slim, pheno_slim, upper_level, organ_slim

external definition

An internal organ of the body; especially: one (as the heart, liver, or intestine) located in the great cavity of the trunk proper.[AAO]

external ontology notes

general anatomical term in FMA. Note that we place the MA class here temporarily, although properly systems should be distinguished from organs.

has related synonym

splanchnic tissue

visceral tissue