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ventral root

noun

Definition of VENTRAL ROOT

:  the one of the two roots of a spinal nerve that passes ventrally from the spinal cord and consists of motor fibers — compare dorsal root

First Known Use of VENTRAL ROOT

circa 1923

ventral root

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of VENTRAL ROOT

:  the one of the two roots of a spinal nerve that passes anteriorly from the spinal cord separating the anterior and lateral funiculi and that consists of motor fibers—called also anterior root; compare dorsal root

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