- either of the two lower chambers on each side of the heart that receive blood from the atria and in turn force it into the arteries.
- one of a series of connecting cavities of the brain.
Examples from the Web for ventricles
The heart was in standstill, hazy clots filling the ventricles.Real Life Lazarus: When Patients Rise From the Dead|Sandeep Jauhar|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The offices of the auricles and the ventricles are subverted.
He shows that the two auricles move synchronously and that the two ventricles also contract at the same time.William Harvey|D'Arcy Powers
The ventricles were filled with water, and the plexus choroides was considerably enlarged, and stuffed with grumous blood.An Essay on the Shaking Palsy|James Parkinson
The examination should be methodical, and should include the vocal cords, ventricular bands, and openings of the ventricles.
The precise cause of the first sound is still doubtful, but it is made at the moment the ventricles contract.A Practical Physiology|Albert F. Blaisdell