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ventral

 [ven´tral]
1. pertaining to the abdomen or to any venter.
2. directed toward or situated on the belly surface; opposite of dorsal; see also anterior.

ven·tral

(ven'trăl), [TA]
1. Pertaining to the belly or to any venter.
2. Synonym(s): anterior (1)
3. veterinary anatomy the undersurface of an animal; often used to indicate the position of one structure relative to another (that is, situated nearer the undersurface of the body).
[L. ventralis]

ventral

(vĕn′trəl)
adj.
Anatomy
a. Relating to or situated on or close to the abdomen; abdominal.
b. Relating to or situated on or close to the anterior aspect of the human body or the lower surface of the body of a nonhuman animal.
n.
A ventral part, such as a fin or scale.

ven′tral·ly adv.

ventral

adjective
1. Pertaining to the venter–abdomen; toward the front or facing surface; the opposite of dorsal.
2. Anterior.
3. Inferior.

ven·tral

(ven'trăl) [TA]
1. Pertaining to the belly or to any venter.
2. Synonym(s): anterior (1) .
3. veterinary anatomy The undersurface of an animal; often used to indicate the position of one structure relative to another (i.e., situated nearer the undersurface of the body).
[L. ventralis]

ventral

Pertaining to the front of the body. From the Latin venter , the belly. Compare DORSAL.

ventral

of or relating to the underside of an organism, or that side which is normally directed downwards in the usual stance or resting position. In bipedal primates such as humans, the ventral side is the front, which would become the underside if a four-legged gait were assumed.

ventral 

Relating to either the front (anterior), or to the bottom in brain orientation. See dorsal; parvocellular visual system.

ven·tral

(ven'trăl) [TA]
1. Pertaining to the belly or to any venter.
2. Synonym(s): anterior.
[L. ventralis]
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Tail ringed in red or orange; body black or dark brown, with yellow or orange ventral spot extending up the sides; pale body rings, if present, short, few in number, and poorly defined; pale cephalic ring fails to completely encompass parietals 2 Head, tail, and body ringed with pale pinkish orange; pale body rings longer than or as long as intervening black rings, continuous and well defined; pale cephalic ring completely encompasses parietals Leptomicrurus renjifoi 2.
The most significant of these is the sum of ventrals and subcaudals, degree of ventral pigmentation and the number of body blotches.
The degree of ventral pigmentation was determined for the 105 TCWC specimens by visual examination and sorting of the specimens into three groups, i.e., light, intermediate, or heavy ventral pigmentation.
Light ventral pigmentation was most often found in the southern Texas samples, although snakes with light, intermediate, and heavily pigmented venters were observed from almost all areas of the state.
The ventral color is yellowish, pinkish, rose, or reddish orange with scattered black marks or smudges.
-- Adult male, total length 524 mm, tail, 94 mm, tail length/total length ratio 0.179, eye diameter/snout length ratio 0.774; scales smooth, with one apical pit, and in 19-19-15 rows; first reduction occurs through the fusion of scale rows 3+4 at the 99th ventral (right), 100th (left); second reduction occurs through the fusion of scale rows 7+8 over the 102nd ventral (right/left).
There are a series of lateral black marks on every other ventral, never extending completely across the venter.