noun, plural ventriculi [ven-trik-yuh-lahy] . Zoology.
the part of the food tract in which digestion takes place, especially the lower cavity of a compound stomach in insects.
gizzard ( def 1 ).

1685–95; < Latin; see ventricle Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To ventriculus
World English Dictionary
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]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

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

  1. A ventricle.

  2. The stomach.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Related Words
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature