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venter

[ven-ter] /ˈvɛn tər/
noun
1.
Anatomy, Zoology.
  1. the abdomen or belly.
  2. a bellylike cavity or concavity.
  3. a bellylike protuberance.
2.
Law. the womb, or a wife or mother, as a source of offspring.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < Latin venter belly, womb
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British Dictionary definitions for venter

venter

/ˈvɛntə/
noun
1.
(anatomy, zoology)
  1. the belly or abdomen of vertebrates
  2. 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
Word Origin
C16: from Latin

Venter

/ˈvɛntə/
noun
1.
(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 in Medicine

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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