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


Medical Dictionary

ventral root

noun

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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