ventral root
noun Date: circa 1923 the one of the two roots of a spinal nerve that passes ventrally from the spinal cord and consists of motor fibers — compare dorsal root

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  • ventral root — n the one of the two roots of a spinal nerve that passes anteriorly from the spinal cord separating the anterior and lateral funiculi and that consists of motor fibers called also anterior root compare DORSAL ROOT …   Medical dictionary

  • Ventral root — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = radix anterior nervi spinalis GraySubject = 208 GrayPage = 916 Caption = The formation of the spinal nerve from the dorsal and ventral roots Caption2 = System = Precursor = MeshName = Ventral+Roots… …   Wikipedia

  • ventral root — noun one of two the two roots of a spinal nerve that passes ventrally from the spinal cord and that consists of motor fibers • Syn: ↑ventral horn, ↑anterior root, ↑anterior horn • Hypernyms: ↑motor nerve, ↑efferent nerve, ↑efferent …   Useful english dictionary

  • ventral root. — See under nerve root. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • ventral root. — See under nerve root. [1920 25] …   Useful english dictionary

  • ventral root of spinal nerve — radix anterior nervi spinalis …   Medical dictionary

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ventral fins — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ventral segment — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • root — 1. The primary or beginning portion of any part, as of a nerve at its origin from the brainstem or spinal cord. SYN: radix (1) [TA]. 2. SYN: r. of tooth. 3. The descending underground …   Medical dictionary

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