Origin of ventral
Examples from the Web for ventrally
Ventrally it is closed in by the dorsal wall of the Wolffian duct.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1
Francis Maitland Balfour
Ventrally they are intermediate in color but more like ocius.The Pocket Gophers (Genus Thomomys) of Utah, Vol. 1 No. 1
Stephen D. Durrant
Ventrally, the new adult pelage was evident only along the midline.Mammals of Northwestern South Dakota
Kenneth W. Andersen
Ventrally the stomodum is prolonged for a considerable distance under the anterior part of the mesenteron.
The body of the embryo is, as pointed out by Scott and Osborn, ventrally instead of dorsally flexed.
- relating to the front part of the body; towards the bellyCompare dorsal
- of, relating to, or situated on the upper or inner side of a plant organ, esp a leaf, that is facing the axis
Word Origin and History for ventrally
1739, from French ventral, from Late Latin ventralis "of or pertaining to the belly or stomach," from Latin venter (genitive ventris) "belly, paunch," from PIE *wend-tri- (cf. Latin vesica "bladder," Sanskrit vastih "bladder," Old High German wanast, German wanst "paunch, belly").
- Relating to or situated on or close to the abdomen; abdominal.
- Relating to or situated on or close to the anterior aspect of the body.
- Relating to or on the front or lower surface of an animal.