Definitions for ventricleˈvɛn trɪ kəl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ven•tri•cleˈvɛn trɪ kəl(n.)
any of various hollow organs or parts in an animal body.
either of the two lower chambers of the heart that receive blood from the atria and in turn force it into the arteries.
one of a series of connecting cavities of the brain.
Origin of ventricle:
1350–1400; ME < L ventriculus belly, ventricle. See venter , -i -, -cle1
one of four connected cavities in the brain; is continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord and contains cerebrospinal fluid
ventricle, heart ventricle(noun)
a chamber of the heart that receives blood from an atrium and pumps it to the arteries
Any small cavity within a body; a hollow part or organ, especially:
One of two lower chambers of the heart.
One of four cavities in the brain.
Origin: From ventricule, from ventriculus, diminutive of venter
a cavity, or one of the cavities, of an organ, as of the larynx or the brain; specifically, the posterior chamber, or one of the two posterior chambers, of the heart, which receives the blood from the auricle and forces it out from the heart. See Heart
fig.: Any cavity, or hollow place, in which any function may be conceived of as operating