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

  • adj. Both ventral and lateral; extending from a ventral to a lateral surface.

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  • adj. Both ventral and lateral

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the ventral and lateral sides of the body: as, the ventrolateral muscles.


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ventro- +‎ lateral


  • In a region of the brain known as the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex (VLPFC), neurons must fire continuously for people to avoid being distracted.

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  • Combining retrograde tracing with cholera toxin B subunit (CTb) and glutamate decarboxylase (GAD) immunostaining, we proposed that these PS-off GABAergic neurons could be localized in three areas namely the ventrolateral periaqueductal gray (vlPAG) and the dorsal part of the deep mesencephalic reticular nucleus (dDpMe), the caudal pontine reticular nucleus (PnC) and / or the SLD itself

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  • Furthermore, Catholic subjects also showed increased activity in the right ventrolateral prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain known to be involved in the evaluation of sensory experiences including pain.

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  • What lights up instead is the right ventrolateral prefrontal cortex, part of the brain that controls impulses.

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  • • The stingray's tail has 1 or more barbed stingers and 2 ventrolateral venom-containing grooves that are encased in an integumentary sheath.

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  • Each passes between the anterior perforated substance and the tuber cinereum, and, winding around the ventrolateral aspect of the cerebral peduncle, divides into a medial and a lateral root.

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  • It is directed upward and forward, and consists of (1) a ventrolateral portion, composed of a pair of cylindrical bodies, named the cerebral peduncles; (2) a dorsal portion, consisting of four rounded eminences, named the corpora quadrigemina; and (3) an intervening passage or tunnel, the cerebral aqueduct, which represents the original cavity of the mid-brain and connects the third with the fourth ventricle (Fig. 710).

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  • The hypoglossal nucleus is derived from the base of the anterior column; in the lower closed part of the medulla oblongata it is situated on the ventrolateral aspect of the central canal; but in the upper part it approaches the rhomboid fossa, where it lies close to the middle line, under an eminence named the trigonum hypoglossi (Fig. 709).

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  • The Rectus abdominis and the other abdominal muscles migrate or shift from a lateral to a ventrolateral or abdominal position, carrying with them the nerves.

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  • Mitchell, Luo, Avny et al it seems that dorsal areas of the prefrontal cortex might help guide us in making tough decisions, whereas a ventrolateral prefrontal area might just alert us only after a bad decision was made.

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  • relating to both, on the front and the side

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