ventriculus


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ventriculus

[ven′trik·yə·ləs]
(zoology)
A ventricle that performs digestive functions, such as a stomach or a gizzard.
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Esophagus without ventriculus or with globular to ellipsoidal ventriculus without longitudinal sutures; from ventriculus two anteriorly and three posteriorly directed appendices may arise.
Additionally, in this study, most cryptosporidial lesions were confined to the proventriculus and ventriculus.
6) In poultry, some authors describe the presence of typical petechial hemorrhagic lesions in the proventriculus and the ventriculus, (9) whereas others consider the occurrence of such hemorrhagic lesions most significant in the small intestine.
Fluoroscopic-guided removal is ideal; however, particles can also be removed by repeatedly passing the apparatus into the ventriculus until no further metal particles are removed.
Coelomic palpation revealed a firm, circumscribed mass, which was attributed to the caudal displacement of the ventriculus.
Histopathologic examination showed severe, multifocal metastatic mineralization of the myocardium, lung, skeletal muscle, ventriculus, and kidneys.
Removal of foreign bodies from the ventriculus in birds may necessitate ventriculotomy.
Multiple cystic structures with anechoic to mildly hypoechoic content were observed throughout the caudodorsal coelom and ventrally displaced the ventriculus.
A captive parakeet auklet at the North Carolina Zoo evaluated for weight loss, lethargy, and dyspnea had radiographic evidence of a distended, stone-filled ventriculus (bird 1).
Mild mucosal hyperplasia and hyperkeratosis were observed within the crop, consistent with crop stasis, and the koilin layer was degenerative within the ventriculus.
5-cm soft-tissue opacity is visible in the dorsal midcoelom displacing the grit-filled ventriculus ventrally and caudally.