1. [ 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"

Related terms: dorsal dorsoventral
2. [ adjective ] (biology) nearest to or facing toward the axis of an organ or organism
Synonyms: adaxial

"the upper side of a leaf is known as the adaxial surface"

Related terms: abaxial biology
Similar spelling:   ventrally