|a.||1.||(Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or situated near, the belly, or ventral side, of an animal or of one of its parts; hemal; abdominal; |
|2.||(Bot.) Of or pertaining to that surface of a carpel, petal, etc., which faces toward the center of a flower.|
|Adj.||1.||ventral - toward or on or near the belly (front of a primate or lower surface of a lower animal); "the ventral aspect of the human body"; "the liver is somewhat ventral in position"; "ventral (or pelvic) fins correspond to the hind limbs of a quadruped"|
dorsal - belonging to or on or near the back or upper surface of an animal or organ or part; "the dorsal fin is the vertical fin on the back of a fish and certain marine mammals"
|2.||ventral - nearest to or facing toward the axis of an organ or organism; "the upper side of a leaf is known as the adaxial surface"|