[ ven-trik-yuh-ler ]
/ vɛnˈtrɪk yə lər /


of, relating to, or of the nature of a ventricle.
of or relating to a belly or to something resembling one.

Origin of ventricular

1815–25; < Latin ventricul(us) (see ventricle) + -ar1
Related formsin·ter·ven·tric·u·lar, adjectivesub·ven·tric·u·lar, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for ventricular


/ (vɛnˈtrɪkjʊlə) /


of, relating to, involving, or constituting a ventricle
having a belly
swollen or distended; ventricose
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Medicine definitions for ventricular


[ vĕn-trĭkyə-lər ]


Of or relating to a ventricle or ventriculus.
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Science definitions for ventricular


[ vĕntrĭ-kəl ]

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.
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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