What does ventral mean?

Definitions for ventralˈvɛn trəl

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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

  4. Origin: [L. ventralis, fr. venter the belly; perhaps akin to G. wanst: cf. F. ventral.]


  1. Ventral

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ventral

    ven′tral, adj. belonging to the belly: (bot.) denoting the anterior or inferior surface: in the body, situated opposite the dorsal or back aspect.—n. in fishes, one of the posterior fins.—advs. Ven′trad (zool., anat.), to or toward the belly, or ventral surface or aspect of the body; Ven′trally.—adj. Ven′tric.—n. Ven′tricle, a small cavity within an animal body, as in the heart or brain: (Shak.) the womb.—adjs. Ven′tricōse, Ven′tricous, swelling out in the middle: bellied; Ventric′ūlar. [L. ventralisventer, the belly.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ventral in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ventral in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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