ventricose

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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

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