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ventriculus

Definition:

a thick-walled muscular pouch below the crop in many birds and reptiles for grinding food

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

ventriculi

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

the Latin word ventriculus, the diminutive form of venter (belly).
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

ventriculus | ventriculi [plural] | ventricle [sense-specific]

[zoology] the midgut of an insect, where digestion takes place | the gizzard of a bird | another word for "ventricle" (19 of 188 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/ventriculus

Wikipedia:

Ventriculus [disambiguation]

can refer to: Ventricle (heart) | Stomach | the midgut in insects | the gizzard in birds (14 of 56 words, 4 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Ventriculus

American Heritage Dictionary:

ventriculus | ventriculi [plural]

A hollow digestive organ, especially the stomach of certain insects or the gizzard of a bird. | The digestive cavity in the body of a sponge. (25 of 38 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ventriculus

Random House Dictionary:

ventriculus [zoology] | ventriculi [plural] | gizzard [synonym, sense-specific]

the part of the food tract in which digestion takes place, especially the lower cavity of a compound stomach in insects. | gizzard (definition 1) (24 of 36 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/ventriculus

New World Dictionary:

ventriculus | ventricululi [plural]

that part of the alimentary tract of an insect, analogous to the stomach, where digestion takes place | the gizzard of a bird (22 of 33 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ventriculus

Merriam-Webster:

ventriculus | ventriculi [plural]

a digestive cavity (as a gizzard or stomach) (8 of 30 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/ventriculus

Oxford Dictionary:

ventriculus

Syllabification: (ven·tric·u·lus) | technical term for "gizzard". (6 of 10 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/ventriculus

Wiktionary:

ventriculus | ventriculi [plural]

A digestive cavity or stomach. (5 of 6 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/ventriculus

Britannica Encyclopedia:

gizzard [biology]

in many birds, the hind part of the stomach, especially modified for grinding food. Located between the saclike crop and the intestine, the gizzard ... (24 of 76 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/234488​/gizzard

Macmillan British Dictionary:

gizzard [countable] | gizzards [plural]

the stomach of a chicken or other bird (8 of 33 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/gizzard

Cambridge Dictionary:

pouch [entry 1]

a bag or soft container for a small object or a small amount of something (15 of 42 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/pouch 1

pouch [entry 2]

a pocket on the lower part of the body of some female animals in which their young are carried and protected after they are born | a bag formed from ... (29 of 56 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/pouch 2

Encarta Dictionary:

ventriculus | ventriculi [plural]

the part of an insect's gut where digestion takes place | the part of a bird's stomach where digestion takes place (20 of 53 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861733783​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

ventriculus | ventriculi [plural]

Origin: the Latin word ventriculus, the diminutive form of venter (belly).

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/ventriculus

Collins Dictionary:

ventriculus | ventriculi [plural]

First use: 18th century

Origin: from Latin, diminutive of venter belly

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/ventriculus

Merriam-Webster:

ventriculus | ventriculi [plural]

First use: 1693

Origin: New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of venter

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/ventriculus

American Heritage Dictionary:

ventriculus | ventriculi [plural]

Origin: Latin, diminutive of venter, ventr-, belly.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ventriculus

New World Dictionary:

ventriculus | ventricululi [plural]

Origin: Modern Latin from Latin: see "ventricle"

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Encarta Dictionary:

ventriculus | ventriculi [plural]

First use: Early 18th century

Origin: Latin, "little stomach" from venter "stomach, abdomen"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861733783​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

ventriculus | ventriculi [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "ventriculus"

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the Free Dictionary:

ventriculus

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "ventriculus"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

ventriculus

Audio: North American pronunciation of "ventriculus"

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YourDictionary Audio:

ventriculus

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