HyperDic: ventral

English > 2 senses of the word ventral:
ADJECTIVEallventraltoward or on or near the belly (front of a primate or lower surface of a lower animal)
allventral, adaxialnearest to or facing toward the axis of an organ or organism
ventral > pronunciation
Soundsveh'ntrahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > ventral: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningToward or on or near the belly (front of a primate or lower surface of a lower animal).
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"
NarrowerdorsoventralExtending from the back to the belly
Oppositedorsalbelonging to or on or near the back or upper surface of an animal or organ or part
Spanishventral
Catalanventral
Nounsventerthe region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
ventera bulging body part (as the belly of a muscle)
venterthe womb
Adverbsventrallyin a ventral location or direction
English > ventral: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnearest to or facing toward the axis of an organ or organism.
Synonymadaxial
Categorybiology, biological scienceThe science that studies living organisms
Oppositeabaxial, dorsalfacing away from the axis of an organ or organism
Spanishadaxial, ventral
Catalanadaxial, ventral

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