Definition of ventral adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈventrəl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈventrəl//
[only before noun] (biology)
jump to other results
on or connected with the part of a fish or an animal that is underneath (or that in humans faces forward) a fish’s ventral fin Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin venter, ventr- ‘belly’ + -al.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ventral