- Anatomy, Zoology.
- the abdomen or belly.
- a bellylike cavity or concavity.
- a bellylike protuberance.
- Law. the womb, or a wife or mother, as a source of offspring.
Origin of venter
Related Words for ventertummy, belly, gut, midsection, midriff, tank, abdomen, insides, pelvis, innards, guts, paunch, corporation, potbelly, middle, viscera, bowels, pot, intestines, venter
Examples from the Web for venter
Historical Examples of venter
Cryptogastra: with the venter or belly covered or concealed.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
And in the venter, water cushions must be constructed to relieve the pressure of the air.Ten Books on Architecture
"The Captain came last night with Venter," she whispered hurriedly.The Petticoat Commando
The greatest part of the estate was settled on the issue by the 2d venter, viz.Brief Lives (Vol. 1 of 2)
Peritreme on the venter, longer; body not distinctly constricted.Handbook of Medical Entomology
William Albert Riley
- anatomy zoology
- the belly or abdomen of vertebrates
- a protuberant structure or part, such as the belly of a muscle
- botany the swollen basal region of an archegonium, containing the developing ovum
- law the womb
- in venter law conceived but not yet born
Word Origin for venter
- (John) Craig. born 1946, US biologist: founder of the Institute for Genomic Research (1992) whose work contributed greatly to the mapping of the human genome
- One of the large cavities of the body.
- A cavity or hollowed surface, especially of a bone.
- The uterus.