ventriculus

[ ven-trik-yuh-luh s ]
/ vɛnˈtrɪk yə ləs /

noun, plural ven·tric·u·li [ven-trik-yuh-lahy] /vɛnˈtrɪk yəˌlaɪ/. Zoology.

the part of the food tract in which digestion takes place, especially the lower cavity of a compound stomach in insects.

Nearby words

  1. ventriculopuncture,
  2. ventriculoscopy,
  3. ventriculostomy,
  4. ventriculosubarachnoid,
  5. ventriculotomy,
  6. ventriduction,
  7. ventriloquial,
  8. ventriloquism,
  9. ventriloquist,
  10. ventriloquize

Origin of ventriculus

From Latin, dating back to 1685–95; see origin at ventricle

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British Dictionary definitions for ventriculi

ventriculus

/ (vɛnˈtrɪkjʊləs) /

noun plural -li (-ˌlaɪ)

zoology
  1. the midgut of an insect, where digestion takes place
  2. the gizzard of a bird
another word for ventricle

Word Origin for ventriculus

C18: from Latin, diminutive of venter belly

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Medicine definitions for ventriculi

ventriculus

[ vĕn-trĭkyə-ləs ]

n. pl. ven•tric•u•li (-lī′)

A ventricle.
The stomach.

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