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Meaning of VENTRICLE

Pronunciation:  'ventrukul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a chamber of the heart that receives blood from an atrium and pumps it to the arteries
  2. [n]  one of four connected cavities in the brain; is continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord and contains cerebrospinal fluid

VENTRICLE is a 9 letter word that starts with V.


 Synonyms: heart ventricle
 See Also: bodily cavity, brain, cavity, cavum, cerebrospinal fluid, chamber, encephalon, fourth ventricle, lateral ventricle, left ventricle, right ventricle, spinal fluid, third ventricle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ven"tri*cle\, n. [L. ventriculus the stomach, a
ventricle, dim. of venter the belly: cf. F. ventricule. See
1. (Anat.) A cavity, or one of the cavities, of an organ, as
   of the larynx or the brain; specifically, the posterior
   chamber, or one of the two posterior chambers, of the
   heart, which receives the blood from the auricle and
   forces it out from the heart. See {Heart}.

Note: The principal ventricles of the brain are the fourth in
      the medulla, the third in the midbrain, the first and
      second, or lateral, ventricles in the cerebral
      hemispheres, all of which are connected with each
      other, and the fifth, or pseudoc[oe]le, situated
      between the hemispheres, in front of, or above, the
      fornix, and entirely disconnected with the other
      cavities. See {Brain}, and {C[oe]lia}.

2. The stomach. [Obs.]

         Whether I will or not, while I live, my heart beats,
         and my ventricle digests what is in it. --Sir M.

3. Fig.: Any cavity, or hollow place, in which any function
   may be conceived of as operating.

         These [ideas] are begot on the ventricle of memory.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: one of the two pumping chambers of the heart; the right ventricle receives oxygen-poor blood from the right atrium and pumps it to the lungs through the pulmonary artery; the left ventricle receives oxygen-rich blood from the left atrium and pumps it to t
Biology Dictionary
  1. A chamber in the lower part of the heart which pumps blood entering from an atrium (another part of the heart) to some other part of the body. In mammals, there are two ventricles -- one on the left and one on the right.
  2. A normally-occuring cavity in any organ.