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ventrolateral

[ ven-troh-lat-er-uhl ]

adjective

, Anatomy, Zoology.
  1. of, relating to, or affecting the front and side.


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Other Words From

  • ventro·later·al·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of ventrolateral1

First recorded in 1825–35; ventro- + lateral

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Example Sentences

All of the specimens from southern El Petn have yellow or yellowish white flanks and ventrolateral surfaces.

In both groups breeding males have large ventrolateral glands, but the two groups are easily separated by four characters.

Ventrolateral glands noticeably thickened, extending from axilla nearly to groin and only narrowly separated medially on chest.

The ventrolateral glands are less extensive and the chin less spotted than in the holotype.

Ventrolateral glands well developed, not reaching axilla or groin and broadly separated midventrally.

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