noun ven·ter \ˈven-tər\

Definition of VENTER

:  a wife or mother that is a source of offspring
[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

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

Rhymes with VENTER


biographical name Ven·ter \ˈven-tər\

Definition of VENTER

J(ohn) Craig 1946– Am. geneticist
Medical Dictionary


noun ven·ter \ˈvent-ər\

Medical Definition of VENTER

:  an anatomical structure that is protuberant and often hollow: as a :  abdomen; also :  a large bodily cavity (as in the head, thorax, or abdomen) containing organs b :  belly 2


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