ventrolateral

adjective
ven·​tro·​lat·​er·​al | \ ˌven-ˌtrō-ˈla-tə-rəl How to pronounce ventrolateral (audio) , -ˈla-trəl \

Definition of ventrolateral

: ventral and lateral

Examples of ventrolateral in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The second area—cumbersomely dubbed the ventrolateral part of the ventromedial hypothalamus, or VMHvl—is associated with aggression. Emily Willingham, Scientific American, "Neural Switch Flips on Aggression in Male Mice," 3 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of ventrolateral

circa 1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ventrolateral

ventro- + lateral entry 1

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“Ventrolateral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ventrolateral. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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ventrolateral

adjective
ven·​tro·​lat·​er·​al | \ ˌven-ˌtrō-ˈlat-ə-rəl, -ˈla-trəl How to pronounce ventrolateral (audio) \

Medical Definition of ventrolateral

: ventral and lateral

Other Words from ventrolateral

ventrolaterally \ -​ē How to pronounce ventrolateral (audio) \ adverb

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