ventriculi

ventriculus

[ven-trik-yuh-luhs]
noun, plural ventriculi [ven-trik-yuh-lahy] . 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:
1685–95; < Latin; see ventricle

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ventriculus (vɛnˈtrɪkjʊləs)
 
n , pl -li
1.  zoology
 a.  the midgut of an insect, where digestion takes place
 b.  the gizzard of a bird
2.  another word for ventricle
 
[C18: from Latin, diminutive of venter belly]

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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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