ventricose

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adjective ven·tri·cose \-ˌkōs\

Definition of ventricose

  1. :  markedly swollen, distended, or inflated especially on one side <ventricose corollas>

Origin and Etymology of ventricose

New Latin ventricosus, from Latin ventr-, venter + -icosus (as in varicosus varicose)


First Known Use: 1756


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