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Ventral

Definition
adjective
(1) (anatomy) Pertaining to the abdomen, belly, or venter
(2) (anatomy) Relating to, situated on, or directed toward the belly surface
(3) (anatomy) Denoting a position or region situated or close to the anterior
(4) (botany) Adaxial; relating to the region facing the axis; pertaining to the lower or inner surface of a plant organ
Supplement
Word origin: Latin ventrālis, from venter (belly, abdomen)
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Related term(s):

  • Ventral body cavity
  • Ventral border
  • Ventral sacrococcygeal ligament
  • ventrad


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