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ventricose

[ ven-tri-kohs ]
/ ˈvɛn trɪˌkoʊs /
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adjective

swollen, especially on one side or unequally; protuberant.
having a large abdomen.

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Origin of ventricose

From the New Latin word ventricōsus, dating back to 1750–60. See venter, -ic, -ose1

OTHER WORDS FROM ventricose

ven·tri·cos·i·ty [ven-tri-kos-i-tee], /ˌvɛn trɪˈkɒs ɪ ti/, nounsub·ven·tri·cose, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ventricose

ventricose
/ (ˈvɛntrɪˌkəʊs) /

adjective

botany zoology anatomy having a swelling on one side; unequally inflatedthe ventricose corolla of many labiate plants
another word for corpulent

Derived forms of ventricose

ventricosity (ˌvɛntrɪˈkɒsɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for ventricose

C18: from New Latin ventricōsus, from Latin venter belly
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for ventricose

ventricose
[ vĕntrĭ-kōs′ ]

adj.

Inflated, swollen, or distended, especially on one side.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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