Ventral meaning

vĕntrəl
Of or on the surface of an organ or part facing toward the axis; adaxial.
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A ventral part, such as a fin or scale.
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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.
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Of or belonging to the inner or lower surface.
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Relating to or situated on or close to the abdomen; abdominal.
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Relating to or situated on or close to the anterior aspect of the human body or the lower surface of the body of a nonhuman animal.
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A ventral part, such as a fin or scale.
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Relating to or on the front or lower surface of an animal.
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The definition of ventral is the lower part or belly of an animal or plant.

An example of something ventral is a fin on the underside of a fish.

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Origin of ventral

  • Late Latin ventrālis from Latin venter ventr- belly

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