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Definition of "ventriculus" [ven•tric•u•lus]

  • A hollow digestive organ, especially the stomach of certain insects or the gizzard of a bird. (noun)
  • The digestive cavity in the body of a sponge. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ventriculus" in a sentence
  • "Ne plus ingerat cavendum quam ventriculus ferre potest, semperque surgat a mensa non satur."
  • "Qui cum voluptate assumuntur cibi, ventriculus avidius complectitur, expeditiusque concoquit, et quae displicent aversatur."
  • "Resemblances also exist between the endospores and the spore-formations in the Saccharomycetes, and if _Bacillus inflatus_, _B. ventriculus_, &c., really form more than one spore in the cell, these analogies are strengthened."
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