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 [NL, fr. L] :  a protuberant and often hollow anatomical structure: such asa :  the undersurface of the abdomen of an arthropodb :  the swollen basal portion of an archegonium in which an egg develops

Origin and Etymology of venter

borrowed from Anglo-French ventre “belly, womb, mother,” going back to Latin ventr-, venter “belly, womb, bulge”; perhaps, if going back to *wet-ri- or *wed-ri- (with nasal of uncertain origin), akin to Latin uterus “womb,” Sanskrit udara- — more at uterus


First Known Use: 1544


Venter

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biographical name Ven·ter \ˈven-tər\

Definition of Venter

  1. J(ohn) Craig 1946–     American 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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