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venter

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noun ven·ter \ˈven-tər\

Definition of venter

  1. 1 :  a wife or mother that is a source of offspring

  2. 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 and Etymology 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


Venter

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biographical name Ven·ter \ˈven-tər\

Definition of Venter

  1. J(ohn) Craig 1946–     Am. geneticist




Medical Dictionary

venter

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noun ven·ter \ˈvent-ər\

Medical Definition of venter

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




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