Definition of Ventral

1. Adjective. Toward or on or near the belly (front of a primate or lower surface of a lower animal). "Ventral (or pelvic) fins correspond to the hind limbs of a quadruped"

Similar to: Dorsoventral
Antonyms: Dorsal
Derivative terms: Venter, Venter, Venter



2. Adjective. Nearest to or facing toward the axis of an organ or organism. "The upper side of a leaf is known as the adaxial surface"
Exact synonyms: Adaxial
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Antonyms: Abaxial

Definition of Ventral

1. a. Of, pertaining to, or situated near, the belly, or ventral side, of an animal or of one of its parts; hemal; abdominal; as, the ventral fin of a fish; the ventral root of a spinal nerve; -- opposed to dorsal.

2. a. Of, pertaining to, or situated near, the belly, or ventral side, of an animal or of one of its parts; hemal; abdominal; as, the ventral fin of a fish; the ventral root of a spinal nerve; -- opposed to dorsal.

Definition of Ventral

1. Adjective. Related to the abdomen or stomach ¹

2. Adjective. (anatomy) On the front side of the human body, or the corresponding surface of an animal, usually the lower surface. ¹

3. Adjective. An anatomical term referring to the bottom portion of either foot and/or hand. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ventral

1. a fin located on the underside of a fish [n -S]

Medical Definition of Ventral

1. 1. Pertaining to the belly or to any venter. 2. Denoting a position more toward the belly surface than some other object of reference, same as anterior in human anatomy. Origin: L. Ventralis This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ventral

ventilator weaning
ventilators
ventilatory
ventilatory compliance
ventiloquinone
ventils
venting
ventings
ventis
ventless
ventosities
ventosity
ventouse
ventplant
ventrad
ventral (current term)
ventral anterior nucleus of thalamus
ventral aortas
ventral border
ventral branch
ventral decubitus
ventral fin
ventral fins
ventral glands
ventral hernia
ventral horn
ventral intermediate nucleus of thalamus
ventral lateral nucleus of thalamus
ventral mesogastrium
ventral nervous system defective

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