Associations to the word «Ventral»


VENTRAL, adjective. Related to the abdomen or stomach
VENTRAL, adjective. (anatomy) On the front side of the human body, or the corresponding surface of an animal, usually the lower surface.
VENTRAL, adjective. An anatomical term referring to the bottom portion of either foot and/or hand.
VENTRAL, noun. Any of the enlarged and transversely elongated scales that extend down the underside of a snake's body from the neck to the anal scale.
VENTRAL FIN, noun. (ichthyology) A fin, usually paired, located ventrally below the pectoral fins of a fish.
VENTRAL FINS, noun. Plural of ventral fin
VENTRAL TEGMENTAL AREA, noun. The ventral tegmentum
VENTRAL TEGMENTAL AREAS, noun. Plural of ventral tegmental area
VENTRAL TEGMENTUM, noun. A part of the midbrain, close to the substantia nigra and the red nucleus, that contains dopamine and serotonin.
VENTRAL TEGMENTUM, noun. The part of the mesencephalon that projects to the nucleus accumbens via the mesolimbic pathway and to the cortex via the mesocortical pathway

Dictionary definition

VENTRAL, adjective. Toward or on or near the belly (front of a primate or lower surface of a lower animal); "the ventral aspect of the human body"; "the liver is somewhat ventral in position"; "ventral (or pelvic) fins correspond to the hind limbs of a quadruped".
VENTRAL, adjective. Nearest to or facing toward the axis of an organ or organism; "the upper side of a leaf is known as the adaxial surface".

Wise words

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