Pronunciation: (ven-trik'yu-lus), [key]
—pl. -liPronunciation: (-lī"). [key] Zool.
1. the part of the food tract in which digestion takes place, esp. the lower cavity of a compound stomach in insects.
2. gizzard (def. 1).
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