[ 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
Words nearby ventriculus
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British Dictionary definitions for ventriculus
/ (vɛnˈtrɪkjʊləs) /
noun plural -li (-ˌlaɪ)
- the midgut of an insect, where digestion takes place
- 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
[ vĕn-trĭk′yə-ləs ]
n. pl. ven•tric•u•li (-lī′)
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