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ventral meaning and definition

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VENTRAL adjective

Definition of ventral (adjective)

  1. 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"
    • antonym: dorsal
  2. nearest to or facing toward the axis of an organ or organism
    • "the upper side of a leaf is known as the adaxial surface"
    • synonyms: adaxial
    • antonym: abaxial
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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