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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
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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.
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ventral

adjective
1. Pertaining to the venter–abdomen; toward the front or facing surface; the opposite of dorsal.
2. Anterior.
3. Inferior.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ventral

Pertaining to the front of the body. From the Latin venter , the belly. Compare DORSAL.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

ventral 

Relating to either the front (anterior), or to the bottom in brain orientation. See dorsal; parvocellular visual system.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

ven·tral

(ven'trăl) [TA]
1. Pertaining to the belly or to any venter.
2. Synonym(s): anterior.
[L. ventralis]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012