ventricle

noun ven·tri·cle \ ˈven-tri-kəl \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of ventricle

: a cavity of a bodily part or organ: such as
a : a chamber of the heart which receives blood from a corresponding atrium and from which blood is forced into the arteries — see heart illustration
b : any of a system of communicating cavities in the brain that are continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord — see brain illustration

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Origin and Etymology of ventricle

Middle English, borrowed from Latin ventriculus "belly, stomach, cavity in an organ," from ventr-, venter "belly, womb" + -culus, diminutive suffix (variant of -ulus -ule with nouns of the 3rd, 4th and 5th declensions) — more at venter


VENTRICLE Defined for English Language Learners

ventricle

noun

Definition of ventricle for English Language Learners

  • : one of two sections of the heart that pump blood out to the body


VENTRICLE Defined for Kids

ventricle

noun ven·tri·cle \ ˈven-tri-kəl \

Definition of ventricle for Students

: the part of the heart from which blood passes into the arteries

Medical Dictionary

ventricle

noun ven·tri·cle \ ˈven-tri-kəl \

medical Definition of ventricle

: a cavity of a bodily part or organ: as
a : a chamber of the heart which receives blood from a corresponding atrium and from which blood is forced into the arteries
b : one of the system of communicating cavities in the brain that are continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord, that like it are derived from the medullary canal of the embryo, that are lined with an epithelial ependyma, and that contain a serous fluid — see lateral ventricle, third ventricle, fourth ventricle
c : a fossa or pouch on each side of the larynx between the false vocal cords above and the true vocal cords below

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