Ventral

Definition of Ventral

Ven´tral
a.1.(Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or situated near, the belly, or ventral side, of an animal or of one of its parts; hemal; abdominal; as, the ventral fin of a fish; the ventral root of a spinal nerve; - opposed to dorsal.
2.(Bot.) Of or pertaining to that surface of a carpel, petal, etc., which faces toward the center of a flower.
Ventral fins
(Zool.) the posterior pair of fins of a fish. They are often situated beneath the belly, but sometimes beneath the throat.
Ventral segment
(Acoustics) See Loop, n., 5.

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