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ventral

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adjective ven·tral \ˈven-trəl\

Definition of ventral

  1. 1 a :  of or relating to the belly :  abdominal b :  being or located near or on the anterior or lower surface of an animal opposite the back

  2. 2 :  being or located on the lower surface of a dorsiventral plant structure

ventrally play \-trə-lē\ adverb


Origin of ventral

French, from Latin ventralis, from ventr-, venter


First Known Use: 1739

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ventral

noun ven·tral

Definition of ventral

  1. :  a ventral part (as a scale or fin)



1834

First Known Use of ventral

1834


VENTRAL Defined for Kids

ventral

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adjective ven·tral \ˈven-trəl\

Definition of ventral for Students

  1. :  of, relating to, or being on or near the surface of the body that in human beings is the front but in most animals is the lower surface <a fish's ventral fins>




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ventral

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adjective ven·tral \ˈven-trəl\

Medical Definition of ventral

  1. 1:  of or relating to the belly :  abdominal

  2. 2a:  being or located near, on, or toward the lower surface of an animal (as a quadruped) opposite the back or dorsal surfaceb:  being or located near, on, or toward the front or anterior part of the human body




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