Definition of ventricose in English:


Syllabification: ven·tri·cose
Pronunciation: /ˈventrəˌkōs


  • 1Having a protruding belly.
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    • The term is also used when something is only swollen on one side, giving the ventricose object a profile like a person with a beer-belly.
  • 2 Botany Distended, inflated.
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    • In most cases, even slender specimens are generally shorter and more ventricose than typical fulica.
    • In B. flabellifer the stem is not ventricose and the leaves have fewer, less rigid leaflets, forming a deeply grooved surface.


mid 18th century: formed irregularly from ventricle + -ose1.

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