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1ventral

adjective ven·tral \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
VENTRALLY Defined for Kids

ventral

adjective ven·tral \ˈven-trəl\

Definition of VENTRAL for Kids

:  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>
Medical Dictionary

ventral

adjective ven·tral \ˈven-trəl\

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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