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Viscera means all of the inner organs of the chest, abdomen and pelvis of the animal. They are also commonly referred to as the Innards or even as the guts. Viscera would include the liver, the spleen, the kidneys, the stomach, the intestines, the gizzard, the heart, the uterus, the bladder, etc. Once the innards are removed from the body and reserved for use they are collectively called: Offal.


There are also certain subsets of Viscera which go by more specific names such as: Giblets (which most often include the heart, the liver, the kidneys and the gizzard of Poultry).