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ventricle

Noun

1 one of four connected cavities in the brain; is continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord and contains cerebrospinal fluid
2 a chamber of the heart that receives blood from an atrium and pumps it to the arteries [syn: heart ventricle]

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English

Pronunciation

  • , /ˈvɛntrɪkəl/, /"vEntrIk@l/

Noun

  1. One of two lower chambers of the heart.
  2. One of four cavities in the brain.

Derived terms

Translations

one of two lower chambers of the heart

See also

Extensive Definition

Ventricle may refer to:
ventricle in German: Ventrikel
ventricle in Italian: Ventricolo
ventricle in Dutch: Ventrikel
ventricle in Norwegian Nynorsk: Ventrikkel
ventricle in Portuguese: Ventrículo
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