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ventricose

adjective ven·tri·cose \-ˌkōs\

Definition of VENTRICOSE

:  markedly swollen, distended, or inflated especially on one side <ventricose corollas>
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Origin of VENTRICOSE

New Latin ventricosus, from Latin ventr-, venter + -icosus (as in varicosus varicose)
First Known Use: 1756

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