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ven·tri·cose

 (vĕn′trĭ-kōs′) also ven·tri·cous (-kəs)
adj.
Inflated, swollen, or distended, especially on one side: the ventricose gullet of an insect.

[New Latin ventricōsus, from Latin venter, ventr-, belly.]

ven′tri·cos′i·ty (-kŏs′ĭ-tē) n.

ventricose

(ˈvɛntrɪˌkəʊs) or

ventricous

adj
1. (Botany) botany zoology anatomy having a swelling on one side; unequally inflated: the ventricose corolla of many labiate plants.
2. (Zoology) botany zoology anatomy having a swelling on one side; unequally inflated: the ventricose corolla of many labiate plants.
3. (Anatomy) botany zoology anatomy having a swelling on one side; unequally inflated: the ventricose corolla of many labiate plants.
4. another word for corpulent
[C18: from New Latin ventricōsus, from Latin venter belly]
ventricosity n

ven•tri•cose

(ˈvɛn trɪˌkoʊs)

adj.
1. protuberant on one side.
2. having a large abdomen.
[1750–60; < New Latin ventricōsus. See venter, -ic, -ose1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ventricose - having a swelling on one sideventricose - having a swelling on one side; "the ventricose gullet of an insect"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
protrusive - thrusting outward