Origin of ventricose
Examples from the Web for ventricose
The gills are almost free, ventricose, very broad, rust-colored.
Cells more or less pyriform, alate, narrow below, bulging or ventricose upwards.Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During The Years 1846-1850. Including Discoveries And Surveys In New Guinea, The Louisiade Archipelago, Etc. To Which Is Added The Account Of Mr. E.B. Kennedy's Expedition For The Exploration Of The Cape York Peninsula. By John Macgillivray, F.R.G.S. Naturalist To The Expedition. In Two Volumes. Volume 1.|John MacGillivray
The shell is ventricose, is closed or gapes slightly posteriorly, and has prominent subcentral umbones and an external ligament.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide|Augusta Foote Arnold
The gills are firmly attached to the stem, ventricose, not crowded, brownish-umber.
The gills are grayish-brown with a tinge of violet at times; adnexed, rather close, ventricose.