Definitions

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  • adv. In a ventral way or manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a ventral situation or direction; on or toward the belly; with respect to the venter.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a ventral location or direction

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Examples

  • I thought later on that it might be a partial diapophysis*, as those of brachiosaurids can descend ventrally from the side of the centrum as plate-like processes with smoothly convex lateral surfaces.

    ‘Angloposeidon’, the unreported story, part IV

  • Chicks are either entirely brown-gray, or white ventrally.

    Penguins

  • The adult plumage of penguins is blue-black or gray dorsally (back) and white ventrally (front).

    Penguins

  • Observe: You can clearly view the cardiac stomach and the pyloric stomach … and here, the ganglion extends the entire length of the body ventrally.

    The Search For WondLa

  • Behind the pilot sits a standard astromech droid, plugged into an abbreviated, ventrally-fed socket which requires the droid to compress slightly in order to fit within the vessel's curves.

    Naboo N-1 Starfighter | Papercraft Paradise | PaperCrafts | Paper Models | Card Models

  • Three pairs of segmented thoracic legs are thoracic and gills are often present ventrally or laterally on the abdomen.

    Insecta (Aquatic)

  • The two pairs of antennae are elongate and curved ventrally.

    Crustacea

  • Thirdly, the huge eyes appear to have forced other skull structures to become compressed or reduced: the frontal sinuses are strongly compressed and located further ventrally than is normal for seals; the nasal cavity has been forced into an unusually low position; and the brain has been displaced backwards.

    The most inconvenient seal

  • The ridge is ventrally rounded, and not keel-like (Ősi et al. 2005).

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • Since their body is small and dorso-ventrally flattened, there is no need for any sort of respiratory system.

    Platyhelminthes

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