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ventral

[ven-truh l] /ˈvɛn trəl/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the venter or belly; abdominal.
2.
Anatomy, Zoology. situated on or toward the lower, abdominal plane of the body; equivalent to the front, or anterior, in humans.
3.
Botany, Mycology. of or designating the lower or inner surface of a structure.
Compare dorsal
Origin
1730-1740
1730-40; < Latin ventrālis, equivalent to vent(e)r venter + -ālis -al1
Related forms
ventrally, adverb
interventral, adjective
postventral, adjective
preventral, adjective
subventral, adjective
subventrally, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for post-ventral

ventral

/ˈvɛntrəl/
adjective
1.
relating to the front part of the body; towards the belly Compare dorsal
2.
of, relating to, or situated on the upper or inner side of a plant organ, esp a leaf, that is facing the axis
Derived Forms
ventrally, adverb
Word Origin
C18: from Latin ventrālis, from venter abdomen
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Word Origin and History for post-ventral

ventral

adj.

1739, from French ventral, from Late Latin ventralis "of or pertaining to the belly or stomach," from Latin venter (genitive ventris) "belly, paunch," from PIE *wend-tri- (cf. Latin vesica "bladder," Sanskrit vastih "bladder," Old High German wanast, German wanst "paunch, belly").

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post-ventral in Medicine

ventral ven·tral (věn'trəl)
adj.

  1. Relating to or situated on or close to the abdomen; abdominal.

  2. Relating to or situated on or close to the anterior aspect of the body.

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post-ventral in Science
ventral
  (věn'trəl)   
Relating to or on the front or lower surface of an animal.
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