Ven"tri*cose` (?), 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.

Ventricose shell. Zool. (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.

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