Definition of venter
1 : a wife or mother that is a source of offspring
2 [New Latin, from Latin] : a protuberant and often hollow anatomical structure: as a : the undersurface of the abdomen of an arthropod b : the swollen basal portion of an archegonium in which an egg develops
Origin of venter
Anglo-French ventre belly, womb, mother, from Latin, belly, womb; perhaps akin to Old High German wanast paunch, Latin vesica bladder, Sanskrit vasti
First Known Use: 1544
Definition of Venter
J(ohn) Craig 1946– Am. geneticist
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