ventral


1ven·tral

adjective \ˈven-trəl\

Definition of VENTRAL

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
:  being or located on the lower surface of a dorsiventral plant structure
ven·tral·ly \-trə-lē\ adverb

Origin of VENTRAL

French, from Latin ventralis, from ventr-, venter
First Known Use: 1739

Other Anatomy Terms

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

Rhymes with VENTRAL

2ventral

noun

Definition of VENTRAL

:  a ventral part (as a scale or fin)

First Known Use of VENTRAL

1834

Other Anatomy Terms

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

ven·tral

adjective \ˈven-trəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of VENTRAL

1
: of or relating to the belly : abdominal
2
a : being or located near, on, or toward the lower surface of an animal (as a quadruped) opposite the back or dorsal surface b : being or located near, on, or toward the front or anterior part of the human body

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