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[ven-trik-yuh-ler] /vɛnˈtrɪk yə lər/
of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a ventricle.
of or pertaining to a belly or to something resembling one.
1815-25; < Latin ventricul(us) (see ventricle) + -ar1
Related forms
interventricular, adjective
subventricular, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for ventricular
  • ventricular tachycardia can occur without heart disease.
  • In adults, ventricular septal defects are a rare but serious complication of heart attacks.
  • When it occurs in the lower chambers of the heart, it is called ventricular fibrillation.
  • During ventricular fibrillation, blood is not removed from the heart.
  • These run down in the right and left ventricles, one on either side of the ventricular septum, covered by endocardium.
  • The anterior grows forward as a hollow stalk the lumen of which is continuous with the anterior part of the ventricular cavity.
  • The first region is the ventricular zone in the roof of the fourth ventricle.
British Dictionary definitions for ventricular


of, relating to, involving, or constituting a ventricle
having a belly
swollen or distended; ventricose
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ventricular in Medicine

ventricular ven·tric·u·lar (věn-trĭk'yə-lər)
Of or relating to a ventricle or ventriculus.

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ventricular in Science
  1. A chamber of the heart that receives blood from one or more atria and pumps it by muscular contraction into the arteries. Mammals, birds, and reptiles have two ventricles; amphibians and fish have one.

  2. Any of four fluid-filled cavities in the brain of vertebrate animals. The ventricles are filled with cerebrospinal fluid.

ventricular adjective (věn-trĭk'yə-lər)
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