- Entomology that part of the alimentary tract of an insect, analogous to the stomach, where digestion takes place
- Ornithology the gizzard of a bird
Origin of ventriculusModern Latin from L: see ventricle
A hollow digestive organ, especially the stomach of certain insects or the gizzard of a bird.
Origin of ventriculusLatin diminutive of venter ventr- belly
From the Latin word ventriculus, the diminutive form of venter (belly).