ventricous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj ventricous having a swelling on one side "the ventricose gullet of an insect"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Ventricous (Nat. Hist) Swelling out on one side or unequally; bellied; ventricular; as, a ventricose corolla.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ventricous In zoology and anatomy: Bellying; resembling a belly; swelled up or out; distended; ventricose.
    • ventricous In conchology, having the whorls or the valves of the shell swollen or strongly convex. See cuts under Dolium, Turbo, bivalve, and Pectinidæ.
    • ventricous In botany, same as ventricose.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Ventricous swelling out in the middle: bellied
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. ventricosus, fr. L. venter, belly
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. ventralis—venter, the belly.

Usage


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