Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Inflated, swollen, or distended, especially on one side.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a large abdomen'; corpulent.
  • In botany, swelling out in the middle; swelling unequally, or inflated on one side; distended; inflated; bellied: as, a ventricose corolla or perianth.
  • In conchology, ventricous. See ventricous, .

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Nat. Hist.) Swelling out on one side or unequally; bellied; ventricular.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) A bivalve shell in which the valves are strongly convex.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective distended; corpulent
  • adjective mycology Broadest in the middle and tapering toward the ends

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having a swelling on one side

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

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