ventricose

play
adjective ven·tri·cose \ˈven-tri--ˌkōs\

Definition of ventricose

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

Origin and Etymology of ventricose

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


First Known Use: 1756

Learn More about ventricose


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up ventricose? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

capable of being understood in two ways

Get Word of the Day daily email!