Vis"cer*al (?), a. [Cf. F. visc'eral, LL. visceralis.]
Of or pertaining to the viscera; splanchnic.
Fig.: Having deep sensibility.
Visceral arches Anat., the bars or ridges between the visceral clefts. -- Visceral cavity ∨ 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.
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