• (adj): Nearest to or facing toward the axis of an organ or organism.
    Synonyms: adaxial
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on ventral:

Convolutidae - Characteristics
... Acoels with a ventral mouth opening ... and longitudinal crossover muscle fibers in both the dorsal and ventral body wall, and U-shaped fibers in the ventral body wall ... Male gonopore ventral, subterminal, or terminal at posterior end usually positioned behind opening to female seminal bursa ...
Biology Of Depression - Abnormalities By Brain Region - Ventral Tegmental Area (VTA)
... The ventral tegmentum (or ventral tegmental area) is a small area in the basal midbrain which is a critical part of the brain's reward system ...
Trichoplax Adhaerens - Epitheloid
... it is possible to distinguish a back or dorsal side from a belly or ventral side in Trichoplax adhaerens ... The cells on the ventral side likewise beat just a single cilium, but their elongated columnar form of small cross section at the surface packs them very close together, causing the cilia to be very closely spaced ...
Cerebellothalamic Tract
... of the brachium conjunctivum, bypasses the red nucleus, and terminates in parts of the ventral anterior nucleus, ventral intermediate, ventral posterolateral nucleus, and ...
... usually subcentral or situated within dorsal septal flexure but ventral-marginal in first and second whorls ... Sutures have four pairs of lobes, the ventral one being rounded and spatulate, the interior three clustered and narrow ... three related genera with similar sutures and aberrant siphuncles that are removed from the ventral margin ...

More definitions of "ventral":

  • (adj): Toward or on or near the belly (front of a primate or lower surface of a lower animal).
    Example: "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"