Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to or situated on the abdomen.

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Usage examples "ventral":

  1. The skeleton was lying on its back when embedded in calcareous sediment, so that the ventral part is exposed to view. - "The Antiquity of Man", Charles Lyell.
  2. The right side of the ventral surface was red like a normal male, the left side grey like a normal female. - "Hormones and Heredity", J. T. Cunningham.
  3. The female has six mammae- two pectoral and four ventral. - "Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon", Robert A. Sterndale.