ventricle

noun
ven·​tri·​cle | \ ˈven-tri-kəl How to pronounce ventricle (audio) \

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

Examples of ventricle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many other assistive devices typically focus on the left ventricle. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, 25 Oct. 2021 Many other assistive devices typically focus on the left ventricle. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, 25 Oct. 2021 Many other assistive devices typically focus on the left ventricle. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, 25 Oct. 2021 Many other assistive devices typically focus on the left ventricle. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, 25 Oct. 2021 Fourteen patients had issues with the left ventricle of the heart during admission; 10 were still experiencing dysfunction when they were sent home. NBC News, 6 Oct. 2021 Many other assistive devices typically focus on the left ventricle. Ayana Archie, The Courier-Journal, 22 Sep. 2021 The left ventricle of the heart becomes stiffer and less able to fill again after each stroke, leading to a disease known as diastolic heart failure, characterized by fatigue, shortness of breath and reduced ability to exercise. Bob Holmes, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 May 2021 The minimally invasive surgery involves placing the device in the patient’s chest and threading a pair of electrical wires in the heart’s right ventricle, Cakulev said. Evan Macdonald, cleveland, 6 July 2021

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First Known Use of ventricle

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Ventricle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ventricle. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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More Definitions for ventricle

ventricle

noun

English Language Learners Definition of ventricle

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

ventricle

noun
ven·​tri·​cle | \ ˈven-tri-kəl How to pronounce ventricle (audio) \

Kids Definition of ventricle

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

ventricle

noun
ven·​tri·​cle | \ ˈven-tri-kəl How to pronounce ventricle (audio) \

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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