venter


ven·ter

noun \ˈven-tər\

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

Other Anatomy Terms

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

Rhymes with VENTER

Ven·ter

biographical name \ˈven-tər\

Definition of VENTER

J(ohn) Craig 1946– Am. geneticist

ven·ter

noun \ˈvent-ər\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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