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pro•ven•tric•u•lus



Pronunciation: (prō"ven-trik'yu-lus), [key]
n.,
pl. -tric•u•liPronunciation: (-trik'yu-lī"). [key]

1. the glandular portion of the stomach of birds, in which food is partially digested before passing to the ventriculus or gizzard.
2. a similar enlargement in the alimentary tract of several invertebrates, variously modified for maceration and digestion.

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