Definitions for ventralˈvɛn trəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ven•tralˈvɛn trəl(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to the venter or belly; abdominal.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

  2. situated on or toward the lower, abdominal plane of an animal's body, equivalent to the front in humans.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

  3. of or designating the lower or inner surface of a plant structure.

    Category: Botany, Fungi

Origin of ventral:

1730–40; < L ventrālis=vent(e)rventer+-ālis -al1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. ventral(adj)

    toward or on or near the belly (front of a primate or lower surface of a lower animal)

    "the ventral aspect of the human body"; "the liver is somewhat ventral in position"; "ventral (or pelvic) fins correspond to the hind limbs of a quadruped"

  2. adaxial, ventral(adj)

    nearest to or facing toward the axis of an organ or organism

    "the upper side of a leaf is known as the adaxial surface"


  1. ventral(Adjective)

    Related to the abdomen or stomach

  2. ventral(Adjective)

    On the front side of the human body, or the corresponding surface of an animal, usually the lower surface.

  3. ventral(Adjective)

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

  4. Origin: From ventralis, from venter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ventral(adj)

    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. Ventral(adj)

    of or pertaining to that surface of a carpel, petal, etc., which faces toward the center of a flower

  3. Ventral(adj)

    of or pertaining to the lower side or surface of a creeping moss or other low flowerless plant. Opposed to dorsal


  1. Ventral

    Pertaining to the underside or lower surface of the body; opposite of dorsal.


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