ventricose

adjective
ven·​tri·​cose | \ ˈven-tri-ˌkōs How to pronounce ventricose (audio) \

Definition of ventricose

: markedly swollen, distended, or inflated especially on one side ventricose corollas

First Known Use of ventricose

1756, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ventricose

borrowed from New Latin ventricōsus, from Latin ventr-, venter "belly, womb" + -icōsus (in varicōsus varicose) — more at venter

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“Ventricose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ventricose. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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