The jaws are developed from a structure whose dorsal and ventral portions subsequently become of very different importance.
Ventri-meson: the middle line of the ventral surface of the body.
The mouth is large and placed near the center of the ventral surface.
Do not cut off the ventral fin on the side which is to be displayed.
Procoelous vertebrae; ventral portions of the clavicles not dilated; parietal bones fused into one.
The distance from node to node in a vibrating body is called a ventral segment.
Amnion cavity: a tube-like insinking from the ventral plate of the embryo, extending cephalad.
The ventral fins are whitish, the other fins are bluish black.
Sagittal ring semicircular, broad, latticed, with two pairs of irregular dorsal and two pairs of ventral pores.
Their olfactory passage, like that of the Palostraca, must have been ventral.
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.