ventriculus

noun

ven·​tric·​u·​lus ven-ˈtri-kyə-ləs How to pronounce ventriculus (audio)
vən-
plural ventriculi ven-ˈtri-kyə-ˌlī How to pronounce ventriculus (audio)
-ˌlē,
vən-
: a digestive cavity (such as a gizzard or stomach)

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Latin ventriculus "stomach, cavity in an organ" — more at ventricle

First Known Use

1693, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ventriculus was in 1693

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Cite this Entry

“Ventriculus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ventriculus. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

ventriculus

noun
ven·​tric·​u·​lus ven-ˈtrik-yə-ləs, vən- How to pronounce ventriculus (audio)
plural ventriculi -ˌlī How to pronounce ventriculus (audio)
: a digestive cavity (as the stomach or gizzard)

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