(noun, adjective)


1. 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

Similar word(s): dorsoventral

2. nearest to or facing toward the axis of an organ or organism

Similar word(s): adaxial


1. Any of the enlarged and transversely elongated scales that extend down the underside of a snake's body from the neck to the anal scale.