swollen, especially on one side or unequally; protuberant.
having a large abdomen.
- ven·tri·cos·i·ty [ven-tri-kos-i-tee], /ˌvɛn trɪˈkɒs ɪ ti/, noun
- sub·ven·tri·cose, adjective
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How to use ventricose in a sentence
From the same locality as the last, and like it unusually ventricose.Summary Narrative of an Exploratory Expedition to the Sources of the Mississippi River, in 1820 | Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
When one extremity of the shell is attenuated, and the other becomes suddenly ventricose or globular, it is said to be Clavate.
Some species of Voluta, of a more elongated shape than the rest, present a near approach to the most ventricose of the Mitr.
Straight, chambered, elongated; chambers more or less ventricose; septa perforated by a central siphon.
Leaves decurrent at the folds, the lower lobe incurved and ventricose; underleaves usually present, entire or bifid.
British Dictionary definitions for ventricose
botany zoology anatomy having a swelling on one side; unequally inflated: the ventricose corolla of many labiate plants
another word for corpulent
- ventricosity (ˌvɛntrɪˈkɒsɪtɪ), noun
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