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Pronunciation: ven'tral


  1. Pertaining to the belly or to any venter.
  2. veterinary anatomy the undersurface of an animal; often used to indicate the position of one structure relative to another (situated nearer the undersurface of the body).

Synonym(s): anterior1

[L. ventralis]

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