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See also: Venturi
After Giovanni Battista Venturi, Italian physicist.
venturi (plural venturis or venturi)
- A venturi tube.
- The throat of a carburetor.
- (rare, pathology) A constriction in the flow of air to lungs.
1973, Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow:
- He’s at the age where mucus is a daily companion, a culture of mucus among the old, mucus in a thousand manifestations, appearing in clots by total surprise on a friend’s tablecloth, rimming his breath-passages at night in hard venturi, enough to darken the outlines of dreams and send him awake, pleading.
venturi tube — see venturi tube
throat of a carburetor — see throat
- Plural form of venturo