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VENTRAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ventral mean? 

VENTRAL (adjective)
  The adjective VENTRAL has 2 senses:

1. toward or on or near the belly (front of a primate or lower surface of a lower animal)
2. nearest to or facing toward the axis of an organ or organism

  Familiarity information: VENTRAL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


VENTRAL (adjective)


Sense 1ventral [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Context examples:

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

Similar:

dorsoventral (extending from the back to the belly)

Antonym:

dorsal (belonging to or on or near the back or upper surface of an animal or organ or part)


Sense 2ventral [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Synonyms:

adaxial; ventral

Context example:

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

Domain category:

biological science; biology (the science that studies living organisms)


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