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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Ventricle


VEN'TRICLE, noun [Latin ventriculus, from venter, belly.]

In a general sense, a small cavity in an animal body. It is applied to the stomach. It is also applied to two cavities of the heart, which propel the blood into the arteries. The word is also applied to cavities in different parts of the brain.