Any of various cavities or hollow organs.
Webster's New World
The definition of a ventricle is a cavity in an organism that lies in the brain or heart.
An example of a ventricle is a chamber in the heart that gets blood from the atria and pumps blood into the arteries.
- heart ventricle
Other Word Forms of Ventricle
Origin of Ventricle
From French ventricule, from Latin ventriculus (“belly, stomach, ventricle"), diminutive of venter (“belly, stomach, womb")
Middle English from Old French ventricule from Latin ventriculus diminutive of venter belly
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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