Ventral
Ventral Ven"tral, a. [L. ventralis, fr. venter the belly; perhaps akin to G. wanst: cf. F. ventral.] 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}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) (a) Of or pertaining to that surface of a carpel, petal, etc., which faces toward the center of a flower. (b) Of or pertaining to the lower side or surface of a creeping moss or other low flowerless plant. Opposed to {dorsal}. [1913 Webster]

{Ventral fins} (Zo["o]l.), 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. [1913 Webster]


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  • ventral — ventral, ale, aux [ vɑ̃tral, o ] adj. • v. 1363; lat. ventralis, de venter, ventris 1 ♦ Relatif au ventre, à l abdomen. ⇒ abdominal. Nageoires ventrales. 2 ♦ Qui se porte sur le ventre. Parachute ventral, et subst. le ventral (opposé à dorsal) .… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ventral — VENTRÁL, Ă, ventrali, e, adj. Care ţine de pântece, privitor la pântece, din regiunea pântecelui; p. gener. care aparţine părţii anterioare a corpului uman sau a unui organ al omului; care aparţine părţii inferioare a corpului unui animal;… …   Dicționar Român

  • ventral — 1739, from Fr. ventral, from L.L. ventralis of or pertaining to the belly or stomach, from L. venter (gen. ventris) belly, paunch, from PIE *wend tri (Cf. L. vesica bladder, Skt. vastih bladder, O.H.G. wanast, Ger. wanst paunch, belly ) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ventral — (Del lat. ventrālis). adj. Perteneciente o relativo al vientre. ☛ V. aorta ventral …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Ventrāl — (lat.), zum Bauch (venter) gehörig, darauf bezüglich, an ihm gelegen (s. Bauch) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Ventral — Ventrāl (lat.), den Bauch (venter) betreffend, an der Bauchseite gelegen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • ventral — Relativo o perteneciente a una posición hacia el abdomen; hacia delante; anterior. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • ventral — ventral, ale (van tral, tra l ) adj. 1°   Terme d anatomie. Qui appartient au ventre.    Terme de chirurgie. Hernie ventrale, hernie qui se fait dans les parois de l abdomen. 2°   Terme d histoire naturelle. Nageoires ventrales, les nageoires… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • ventral — ventral, zur Bauchseite hin gelegen; zum Bauch gehörig …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • ventral — adj. 2 g. 1. Relativo ao ventre. 2. Situado sobre o abdômen de certos animais.   ‣ Etimologia: latim ventralis, e …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

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