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Ventral


/ˈventrəl/

Adjective

1. Related to the abdomen or stomach. (wiktionary.org)

2. (Anatomy)
On the front side of the human body, or the corresponding surface of an animal, usually the lower surface. (wiktionary.org)

3. An anatomical term referring to the bottom portion of either foot and/or hand. (wiktionary.org)

4. (Anatomy)
Relating to, situated on, or directed toward the belly surface. (biology-online.org)

5. (Anatomy)
Denoting a position or region situated or close to the anterior. (biology-online.org)

6. (Botany)
Adaxial; relating to the region facing the axis; pertaining to the lower or inner surface of a plant organ. (biology-online.org)

Word origin: From Latin ventrālis, from venter (“belly, abdomen”).


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