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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR VENTRAL

Urite: an abdominal segment and, specifically, its ventral portion.

Ventral chain: refers to the series of ganglia of the nervous system.

Ventri-meson: the middle line of the ventral surface of the body.

Do not cut off the ventral fin on the side which is to be displayed.

The distance from node to node in a vibrating body is called a ventral segment.

The ventral fins are whitish, the other fins are bluish black.

Their olfactory passage, like that of the Palostraca, must have been ventral.

The ventral termination of this tube is most instructive and suggestive.

In Snakes, again, we find the dorsal region is darker than the ventral.

In nearly every case the dorsal is darker than the ventral surface.

WORD ORIGIN

1739, from French ventral, from Late Latin ventralis "of or pertaining to the belly or stomach," from Latin venter (genitive ventris) "belly, paunch," from PIE *wend-tri- (cf. Latin vesica "bladder," Sanskrit vastih "bladder," Old High German wanast, German wanst "paunch, belly").

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR VENTRAL

abdominal

adjectiveconcerning the stomach and the area below it
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