Ventricous


Ventricous
Ventricose Ven"tri*cose`, Ventricous Ven"tri*cous, a. [NL. ventricosus, fr. L. venter belly.] (Nat. Hist.) Swelling out on one side or unequally; bellied; ventricular; as, a ventricose corolla. [1913 Webster]

{Ventricose shell}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A spiral shell having the body whorls rounded or swollen in the middle. (b) A bivalve shell in which the valves are strongly convex. [1913 Webster]


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