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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

/ven·tral/ (ven´tral)
1. pertaining to the abdomen or to any venter.
2. directed toward or situated on the belly surface; opposite of dorsal.

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

[ven′trəl]
Etymology: L, venter, belly
pertaining to a position toward the anterior surface of the body; frontward. Compare dorsal.

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 (venˑ·trl),

adj pertaining to the front. Also called
anterior.

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]

ventral

1. pertaining to the abdomen or to any venter.
2. directed toward or situated on the belly surface; opposite of dorsal.

ventral coccygeal myotomy
tail setting operation in horses. See also nicking (2).
ventral cord syndrome
localized injury to the ventral portion of the spinal cord, characterized by complete paralysis and hypalgesia and hypesthesia up to the level of the lesion, but with relative preservation of dorsal column sensations of touch, position and vibration.
ventral edema
obvious swelling along ventral belly wall, may reach from brisket to pelvic brim, pits on pressure, so does urine from a leaking urethra. Manifestation of general edema due to congestive heart failure, hypoproteinemia, or to late pregnancy with compression on venous return by uterus and fetus.
ventral funiculus
nervous tissue white matter lying between the ventral columns of gray matter in the spinal cord.
ventral respiratory group
that part of the respiratory center which is located in the ventral medulla oblongata.