ventricosity

ventricose

[ven-tri-kohs]
adjective
1.
swollen, especially on one side or unequally; protuberant.
2.
having a large abdomen.

Origin:
1750–60; < Neo-Latin ventricōsus. See venter, -ic, -ose1

ventricosity [ven-tri-kos-i-tee] , noun
subventricose, adjective
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ventricose (ˈvɛntrɪˌkəʊs)
 
adj
1.  botany, zoology, anatomy having a swelling on one side; unequally inflated: the ventricose corolla of many labiate plants
2.  another word for corpulent
 
[C18: from New Latin ventricōsus, from Latin venter belly]
 
ventricosity
 
n

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

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