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- adj. Situated beneath, or on the ventral side of, the vertebral column.
- adj. Situated beneath, or inside of, the endoskeleton; hypaxial; hyposkeletal.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Situated beneath, or on the ventral side of, the vertebral column; situated beneath, or inside of, the endoskeleton; hypaxial; hyposkeletal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Placed under a vertehra; lying under the vertebral or spinal column; subspinal or hypaxial.
In the reptiles (tortoises and crocodiles) a later dorsal part is joined to this earlier ventral part of the rudimentary diaphragm, a pair of subvertebral muscles rising from the vertebral column and being added as "columns" to the transverse partition.