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1. ventricle

noun. one of four connected cavities in the brain; is continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord and contains cerebrospinal fluid.

Synonyms

  • cavity
  • fourth ventricle
  • third ventricle
  • cerebrospinal fluid
  • cavum
  • encephalon
  • bodily cavity
  • spinal fluid
  • brain

Etymology

  • ventricule (French)
  • ventriculus (Latin)

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2. ventricle

noun. a chamber of the heart that receives blood from an atrium and pumps it to the arteries.

Synonyms

  • heart ventricle
  • left ventricle
  • right ventricle

Etymology

  • ventricule (French)
  • ventriculus (Latin)

Example sentences of the word ventricle


1. Noun, singular or mass
The aortic valve at the exit of your left ventricle opens to permit blood flow from the heart to the rest of your body.

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