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ventricose

[ven-tri-kohs] /ˈvɛn trɪˌkoʊs/
adjective
1.
swollen, especially on one side or unequally; protuberant.
2.
having a large abdomen.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; < Neo-Latin ventricōsus. See venter, -ic, -ose1
Related forms
ventricosity
[ven-tri-kos-i-tee] /ˌvɛn trɪˈkɒs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
subventricose, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for subventricose

ventricose

/ˈvɛntrɪˌkəʊs/
adjective
1.
(botany, zoology, anatomy) having a swelling on one side; unequally inflated: the ventricose corolla of many labiate plants
2.
another word for corpulent
Derived Forms
ventricosity (ˌvɛntrɪˈkɒsɪtɪ) noun
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin ventricōsus, from Latin venter belly
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subventricose in Medicine

ventricose ven·tri·cose (věn'trĭ-kōs')
adj.
Inflated, swollen, or distended, especially on one side.

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