- In human anatomy, denoting the front surface of the body; often used to indicate the position of one structure relative to another, situated nearer the front part of the body.
- Near the head or rostral end of certain embryos.
- In veterinary anatomy, limited to structures of the eye and ear. The word is otherwise ambiguous with respect to the anatomy of quadrupeds; cranial is preferred.
- Before, in relation to time or space.
Synonym(s): ventral2TA, ventralisTA
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