[ven-trik-yuh-luh s]
noun, plural ven·tric·u·li [ven-trik-yuh-lahy] /vɛnˈtrɪk yəˌlaɪ/. Zoology.
  1. the part of the food tract in which digestion takes place, especially the lower cavity of a compound stomach in insects.
  2. gizzard(def 1).

Origin of ventriculus

From Latin, dating back to 1685–95; see origin at ventricle Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for ventriculi


noun plural -li (-ˌlaɪ)
  1. zoology
    1. the midgut of an insect, where digestion takes place
    2. the gizzard of a bird
  2. another word for ventricle

Word Origin for ventriculus

C18: from Latin, diminutive of venter belly
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ventriculi in Medicine


n. pl. ven•tric•u•li (-lī′)
  1. A ventricle.
  2. The stomach.
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