Venters

venter

[ven-ter]
noun
1.
Anatomy, Zoology.
a.
the abdomen or belly.
b.
a bellylike cavity or concavity.
c.
a bellylike protuberance.
2.
Law. the womb, or a wife or mother, as a source of offspring.

Origin:
1535–45; < Latin venter belly, womb

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venter (ˈvɛntə)
 
n
1.  anatomy, zoology
 a.  the belly or abdomen of vertebrates
 b.  a protuberant structure or part, such as the belly of a muscle
2.  botany the swollen basal region of an archegonium, containing the developing ovum
3.  law the womb
4.  law in venter conceived but not yet born
 
[C16: from Latin]

Venter (ˈvɛntə)
 
n
(John) Craig. born 1946, US biologist: founder of the Institute for Genomic Research (1992) whose work contributed greatly to the mapping of the human genome

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venter ven·ter (věn'tər)
n.

  1. See abdomen.

  2. See belly.

  3. One of the large cavities of the body.

  4. A cavity or hollowed surface, especially of a bone.

  5. The uterus.

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