Ventral Definition

vĕntrəl
adjective
Relating to or situated on or close to the abdomen; abdominal.
American Heritage Medicine
Of, near, on, or toward the belly or the side of the body where the belly is located: in humans the front, or anterior, side but in most other animals the lower, or inferior, side.
Webster's New World
Of or belonging to the inner or lower surface.
Webster's New World
Of or on the surface of an organ or part facing toward the axis; adaxial.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
adaxial
Antonyms:
dorsalabaxial
noun
A ventral part, such as a fin or scale.
American Heritage Medicine
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Other Word Forms of Ventral

Noun

Singular:
ventral
Plural:
ventrals

Origin of Ventral

  • Late Latin ventrālis from Latin venter ventr- belly

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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