Definition of ventricle in English:


Syllabification: ven·tri·cle
Pronunciation: /ˈventrəkəl


  • 1A hollow part or cavity in an organ, in particular.
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    • It communicated with the left ventricle through an orifice surrounded by pearly endocardial plaque.
    • As the impulse travels down the bundles, the ventricles contract and the cycle repeats itself.
  • 1.1Each of the two main chambers of the heart, left and right.
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    • After passing to the left ventricle through the mitral valve, blood goes to the aorta.
    • In chickens, the right ventricle of the heart enlarges and can't pump blood efficiently to the lungs.
    • Blood flows from the right atrium to the right ventricle through the tricuspid valve.
  • 1.2Each of the four connected fluid-filled cavities in the center of the brain.
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    • The subarachnoid space is continuous with the cavities of the cerebral ventricles.
    • There was no definite plane between the tumor and the floor of the fourth ventricle.
    • The fourth ventricle is between the pons and cerebellum.



Pronunciation: /venˈtrikyələr/
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  • In addition, the right coronary artery occasionally supplies a sizeable portion of left ventricular myocardium.
  • In patients with good left ventricular function and no coronary artery disease, flecainide and propafenone can be used.
  • Evidence of pulmonary hypertension and right ventricular enlargement is often present.


late Middle English: from Latin ventriculus, diminutive of venter 'belly'.

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