Definitions for ventriculusvɛnˈtrɪk yə ləs; -ˌlaɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ven•tric•u•lusvɛnˈtrɪk yə ləs; -ˌlaɪ(n.)(pl.)-li

  1. the enlarged part of the alimentary tract of an insect in which digestion takes place.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

  2. Category: Anatomy, Zoology

    Ref: gizzard (def. 1). 1

Origin of ventriculus:

1685–95; < L; see ventricle

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gizzard, ventriculus, gastric mill(noun)

    thick-walled muscular pouch below the crop in many birds and reptiles for grinding food


  1. ventriculus(Noun)

    A digestive cavity or stomach.

  2. Origin: From the Latin word ventriculus, the diminutive form of venter (belly).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ventriculus(noun)

    one of the stomachs of certain insects

  2. Ventriculus(noun)

    the body cavity of a sponge


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