ventricose definition by Webster's New World
- Biol. swelling out on one side
Origin: Modern Latin ventricosus ; from Classical Latin venter, belly: see ventral
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- ventricosity noun
ventricose definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Inflated, swollen, or distended, especially on one side: the ventricose gullet of an insect.
Origin: New Latin ventricōsus, from Latin venter, ventr-, belly.
- venˌtri·cosˈi·ty noun
ventricose - Medical Definition
Inflated, swollen, or distended, especially on one side.