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ventriculus

[ven-trik-yuh-luh s] /vɛnˈtrɪk yə ləs/
noun, plural ventriculi
[ven-trik-yuh-lahy] /vɛnˈtrɪk yəˌlaɪ/ (Show IPA).
Zoology
1.
the part of the food tract in which digestion takes place, especially the lower cavity of a compound stomach in insects.
2.
gizzard (def 1).
Origin
1685-1695
1685-95; < Latin; see ventricle
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British Dictionary definitions for ventriculi

ventriculus

/vɛnˈtrɪkjʊləs/
noun (pl) -li (-ˌlaɪ)
1.
(zoology)
  1. the midgut of an insect, where digestion takes place
  2. the gizzard of a bird
2.
another word for ventricle
Word Origin
C18: from Latin, diminutive of venter belly
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ventriculi in Medicine

ventriculus ven·tric·u·lus (věn-trĭk'yə-ləs)
n. pl. ven·tric·u·li (-lī')

  1. A ventricle.

  2. The stomach.

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