Ventricose meaning

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Inflated, swollen, or distended, especially on one side.

The ventricose gullet of an insect.

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Large-bellied.
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Swelling out on one side.
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Inflated, swollen, or distended, especially on one side.

The ventricose gullet of an insect.

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(mycology) Broadest in the middle and tapering toward the ends.
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Origin of ventricose

  • New Latin ventricōsus from Latin venter ventr- belly
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition