American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small cavity or chamber within a body or organ, especially:
- n. 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.
- n. The chamber on the right side of the heart that receives venous blood from the right atrium and forces it into the pulmonary artery.
- n. Any of the interconnecting cavities of the brain.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The belly; the stomach.
- n. The womb; the productive organ, literally or figuratively.
- n. In anatomy and zoology, some small cavity of the body; a hollow part or organ; a ventriculus: variously applied.
- n. anatomy, zoology Any small cavity within a body; a hollow part or organ, especially:
- n. anatomy One of two lower chambers of the heart.
- n. anatomy One of four cavities in the brain.
- n. archaic, anatomy, zoology The stomach.
- n. archaic The womb.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Anat.) 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.
- n. obsolete The stomach.
- n. Fig.: Any cavity, or hollow place, in which any function may be conceived of as operating.
- n. a chamber of the heart that receives blood from an atrium and pumps it to the arteries
- n. one of four connected cavities in the brain; is continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord and contains cerebrospinal fluid
- From French ventricule, from Latin ventriculus ("belly, stomach, ventricle"), diminutive of venter ("belly, stomach, womb") (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French ventricule, from Latin ventriculus, diminutive of venter, belly. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The left ventricle is built stronger than the right ventricle, because it has to work harder.”
“Approximately 3,000 children are born in the United States each year with severe heart defects in which one ventricle is too small or weak to pump effectively.”
“A surgical procedure performed to repair heart defects in which only one ventricle is functional.”
“For this reason they say that Proclus, a professor of the medical art, said that the posterior ventricle is more noble.”
“Engelhart15 was able to show, in accordance with the well-known fact that the heart vagus in warm-blooded animals ends at the auricular/ventricular boundary, that here considerably more Ac.Ch. was to be found before and after stimulation in the auricle than in the ventricle, whereas in a frog's heart, where the vagus extends over the ventricle as well, the distribution of Ac.Ch. over auricle and ventricle is even.”
“The aorta ends up being connected to the right ventricle, and the pulmonary artery is connected to the left ventricle, which is the opposite of how they are normally connected.”
“Maybe we do use only 10% of our brains: Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI scans of a 44-year-old man's brain show a huge fluid-filled chamber called a ventricle taking up most of the room in his skull, leaving little more than a thin sheet of actual brain tissue, in this handout image released by French researchers July 19, 2007.”
“The left ventricle, which is responsible for pumping blood out to the rest of the body, is the strongest and thickest part of the heart.”
“This connects through a narrow aperture with the third ventricle, which is rather long and thin.”
“Indeed, it would naturally run down into the ventricle, which is at that moment open to receive it.”
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