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A small cavity or chamber within a body or organ, especially:
a. The chamber on the left side of the heart that receives arterial blood from the left atrium and contracts to force it into the aorta.
b. The chamber on the right side of the heart that receives venous blood from the right atrium and forces it into the pulmonary artery.
c. Any of the interconnecting cavities of the brain.
[Middle English, from Old French ventricule, from Latin ventriculus, diminutive of venter, belly.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Anatomy) a chamber of the heart, having thick muscular walls, that receives blood from the atrium and pumps it to the arteries
2. (Anatomy) any one of the four main cavities of the vertebrate brain, which contain cerebrospinal fluid
3. (Anatomy) any of various other small cavities in the body
[C14: from Latin ventriculus, diminutive of venter belly]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ven•tri•cle(ˈvɛn trɪ kəl)
1. any of various hollow organs or parts in an animal body.
2. either of the two lower chambers of the heart that receive blood from the atria and in turn force it into the arteries.
3. one of a series of connecting cavities of the brain.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
1. A chamber of the heart that receives blood from one or more atria and pumps it into the arteries. Mammals, birds, and reptiles have two ventricles; amphibians and fish have one.
2. Any of four fluid-filled cavities in the brain of vertebrate animals.
ventricular (vĕn-trĭk′yə-lər) adjective
The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A cavity, especially either of the two lower chambers of the heart, or one of the four cavities in the brain.
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|Noun||1.||ventricle - one of four connected cavities in the brain; is continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord and contains cerebrospinal fluid|
brain, encephalon - that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord
fourth ventricle - an irregular ventricle between the third ventricle and the central canal of the spinal cord
third ventricle - a narrow ventricle in the midplane below the corpus callosum; communicates with the fourth ventricle via the Sylvian aqueduct
lateral ventricle - either of two horseshoe-shaped ventricles one in each cerebral hemisphere; they communicate with the third ventricle via the foramen of Monro
|2.||ventricle - a chamber of the heart that receives blood from an atrium and pumps it to the arteries|
left ventricle - the chamber on the left side of the heart that receives arterial blood from the left atrium and pumps it into the aorta
right ventricle - the chamber on the right side of the heart that receives venous blood from the right atrium and pumps it into the pulmonary trunk
chamber - an enclosed volume in the body; "the chambers of his heart were healthy"
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ventricle[ˈventrɪkl] N → ventrículo m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
ventricle[ˈvɛntrɪkəl] n → ventricule m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
ventricle[ˈvɛntrɪk/əl] n (Anat) → ventricolo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
n. ventrículo, cavidad pequeña esp. una estructura del corazón, el cerebro o la laringe;
fourth ___ of the brain → cuarto ___ cerebral;
larynx ___ → ___ de la laringe;
lateral ___ of the brain → ___ lateral del cerebro;
left ___ of the heart → ___ izquierdo del corazón;
right ___ of the heart → ___ derecho del corazón;
third ___ of the brain → tercer ___ del cerebro.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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