Definition of lateral ventricle in US English:

lateral ventricle


  • Each of the first and second ventricles in the center of each cerebral hemisphere of the brain.

    • ‘The MRI scans were used to quantify total volume of the cerebrum, lateral ventricles, hippocampus and amygdala.’
    • ‘He regarded the lateral ventricles of the brain as one paired ventricle and called it the anterior ventricle.’
    • ‘Intraventricular meningiomas are rare but typically occur around the choroid plexus in the trigone of the lateral ventricles.’
    • ‘The internal carotid artery supplies blood to the middle ear, brain, hypophysis, orbit, and choroid plexus of the lateral ventricle.’
    • ‘And above each thalamus is the lateral ventricle, within the cerebral hemisphere.’