Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Toward the ventral side or surface.

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  • adv. Toward the ventral side.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Toward the ventral side; on the ventral side; ventrally; -- opposed to dorsad.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In zoology and anatomy, to or toward the belly or ventral surface or aspect of the body: noting direction or relative situation: opposed to dorsad or neurad, and equivalent to hemad or sternad: as, the heart is situated ventrad of the spinal column; the cœliac axis branches ventrad of the aorta.

Etymologies

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Latin venter belly + ad to.

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