In a broader sense, entrails are the totality of the internal organs located in the skull and in the large body cavities (visceral organs in the chest , abdominal and pelvic cavities ) . In everyday language the term is used synonymously with the abdominal viscera (organs of the abdomen ).
The doctrine of the viscera is called Splanchnologie ( Greek τὰ σπλάγχνα tà splánchna (plural word) "entrails").
Viscera in animals
In the case of animals for slaughter, one also speaks of innards , in the hunter's language of " departure ". A piece of game wounded by a shot in the intestines is called a “weidwund” (also “waidwund”).
- Ilse Haseder , Gerhard Stinglwagner : Knaurs Großes Jagdlexikon , Weltbild, Augsburg 2000, ISBN 3-8289-1579-5 .
- Ernst Bargheer : Guts: life and soul forces of the interior of the body in German belief and custom. Berlin / Leipzig 1931.