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ventriculus

[ ven-trik-yuh-luhs ]
/ vɛnˈtrɪk yə ləs /
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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.
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Origin of ventriculus

From Latin, dating back to 1685–95; see origin at ventricle
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British Dictionary definitions for ventriculus

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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Medical definitions for ventriculus

ventriculus
[ vĕn-trĭkyə-ləs ]

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