|the back surface of the body; the side away from you in the standard anatomic position.|
|body cavity situated near front of the body, consists of thoracic cavity and abdominopelvic cavity|
|1.||Compare dorsal relating to the front part of the body; towards the belly|
|2.||of, relating to, or situated on the upper or inner side of a plant organ, esp a leaf, that is facing the axis|
|[C18: from Latin ventrālis, from venter abdomen]|
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.
|ventral (věn'trəl) Pronunciation Key
Relating to or on the front or lower surface of an animal.