Sinonimi: heart ventricle
ETYM Latin ventriculus the stomach, a ventricle, dim. of venter the belly: cf. French ventricule. Related to Ventral.
1. A chamber of the heart that receives blood from an atrium and pumps it to the arteries; SYN. heart ventricle.
2. One of four connected cavities in the brain; is continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord and contains cerebrospinal fluid.
3. Cavity, especially of heart from which blood enters arteries.
4. In zoology, either of the two lower chambers of the heart that force blood into the circulation by contraction of their muscular walls. The term also refers to any of four cavities within the brain in which cerebrospinal fluid is produced.
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