Ventriculus definition

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A hollow digestive organ, especially the stomach of certain insects or the gizzard of a bird.
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(entomology) That part of the alimentary tract of an insect, analogous to the stomach, where digestion takes place.
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(ornithology) The gizzard of a bird.
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A hollow digestive organ, especially the stomach of certain insects or the gizzard of a bird.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
ventriculus
Plural:
ventriculi

Origin of ventriculus

  • Latin diminutive of venter ventr- belly

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Latin word ventriculus, the diminutive form of venter (belly).

    From Wiktionary