Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ichthyology, a ventral fin.

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Examples

  • The fir engraver beetle (Scolytus ventralis), a member of the bark beetle family, causes high mortality in white fir stands.

    White fir

  • For example, some early olive orchards in southern California, USA, suffering from black scale insects were treated with a kerosene spray. 25 Comparisons between sprayed and unsprayed orchards found that sprayed orchards continued to have high populations of black scale, and no benefical predators, while unsprayed ones had less black scale and much greater numbers of the black scale predatory beetle, Rhizobius ventralis.

    5. How plants live and grow

  • The loss of the tail of this fragile creature may render an opinion a little dubious, but it is supposed to be an ophias aureus of Dandin, corresponding to the Anguis ventralis of Linn, figured by Catesby.

    Memoirs of 30 Years with the Indian Tribes on the American Frontiers

  • The loss of the tail of this fragile creature may render an opinion a little dubious, but it is supposed to be an _ophias aureus_ of Dandin, corresponding to the Anguis ventralis of Linn, figured by Catesby.

    Personal Memoirs of a Residence of Thirty Years with the Indian Tribes on the American Frontiers

  • Some of the most characteristic are the Hispaniolan parrot (Amazona ventralis), the parakeet (Aratinga chloroptera), the Hispamiolan lizard cuckoo (Saurothera longirostris), the palm crow (Corvus palmarum), the American kestrel (Falco sparverius), the Vervain hummingbird (Mellisuga minima), the narrow-billed tody or "barrancolĂ­" (Todus angustriostris).

    Hispaniolan moist forests

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