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Noun: ventricle  ven-tri-kul
  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
    - heart ventricle

Derived forms: ventricles

Type of: bodily cavity, cavity, cavum, chamber

Part of: brain, encephalon

Encyclopedia: Ventricle