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Dictionary definition for: Ventral

1. (a) 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"

2. (a) nearest to or facing toward the axis of an organ or organism; "the upper side of a leaf is known as the adaxial surface"

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