Quiz: Remember the definition of mal de mer?
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").
ventral ven·tral (věn'trəl)
Relating to or situated on or close to the abdomen; abdominal.
Relating to or situated on or close to the anterior aspect of the body.