ventricular

[ven-trik-yuh-ler]

Origin of ventricular

1815–25; < Latin ventricul(us) (see ventricle) + -ar1
Related formsin·ter·ven·tric·u·lar, adjectivesub·ven·tric·u·lar, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ventricular

ventricular

adjective
  1. of, relating to, involving, or constituting a ventricle
  2. having a belly
  3. swollen or distended; ventricose
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ventricular in Medicine

ventricular

[vĕn-trĭkyə-lər]
adj.
  1. Of or relating to a ventricle or ventriculus.
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ventricular in Science

ventricle

[vĕntrĭ-kəl]
  1. A chamber of the heart that receives blood from one or more atria and pumps it by muscular contraction into the arteries. Mammals, birds, and reptiles have two ventricles; amphibians and fish have one.
  2. Any of four fluid-filled cavities in the brain of vertebrate animals. The ventricles are filled with cerebrospinal fluid.
Related formsventricular adjective (vĕn-trĭkyə-lər)
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