Definition of Ventricle

1. Noun. One of four connected cavities in the brain; is continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord and contains cerebrospinal fluid.

Generic synonyms: Bodily Cavity, Cavity, Cavum
Group relationships: Brain, Encephalon
Specialized synonyms: Fourth Ventricle, Third Ventricle, Lateral Ventricle
Terms within: Cerebrospinal Fluid, Spinal Fluid
Derivative terms: Ventricular



2. Noun. A chamber of the heart that receives blood from an atrium and pumps it to the arteries.
Exact synonyms: Heart Ventricle
Specialized synonyms: Left Ventricle, Right Ventricle
Generic synonyms: Chamber
Derivative terms: Ventricular

Definition of Ventricle

1. n. 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.

2. n. 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.

Definition of Ventricle

1. Noun. (context: anatomy zoology) Any small cavity within a body; a hollow part or organ, especially: ¹

2. Noun. (anatomy) One of two lower chambers of the heart. ¹

3. Noun. (anatomy) One of four cavities in the brain. ¹

4. Noun. (context: archaic anatomy zoology) The stomach. ¹

5. Noun. (archaic) The womb. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ventricle

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Medical Definition of Ventricle

1. The paired (right and left) more muscular chambers of the heart that pump blood into the pulmonary (right ventricle) and systemic (left ventricle) circulation. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ventricle

ventral thalamic peduncle
ventral tier thalamic nuclei
ventral white column
ventralis
ventralize
ventralized
ventralizes
ventralizing
ventrally
ventrals
ventre
ventred
ventres
ventresca
ventri-
ventricle (current term)
ventricle of Sylvius
ventricle of cerebral hemisphere
ventricle of diencephalon
ventricle of rhombencephalon
ventricles
ventricles of heart
ventricose
ventricous
ventricular
ventricular aberration
ventricular afterload
ventricular aneurysm
ventricular arrhythmia
ventricular arrhythmias

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