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ven·ter

 (vĕn′tər)
n.
1. Zoology The belly or underside: a snake with a yellowish venter.
2. Botany The swollen lower portion of an archegonium containing the egg.
3. Law The womb of a woman identified as the mother of a child.

[Anglo-Norman, from Latin.]

venter

(ˈvɛntə)
n
1. (Anatomy) anatomy zoology
a. the belly or abdomen of vertebrates
b. a protuberant structure or part, such as the belly of a muscle
2. (Zoology) anatomy zoology
a. the belly or abdomen of vertebrates
b. a protuberant structure or part, such as the belly of a muscle
3. (Botany) botany the swollen basal region of an archegonium, containing the developing ovum
4. (Law) law the womb
5. (Law) in venter law conceived but not yet born
[C16: from Latin]

Venter

(ˈvɛntə)
n
(Biography) (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

ven•ter

(ˈvɛn tər)

n.
1. Anat., Zool.
a. the abdomen or belly.
b. a bellylike cavity.
c. a bellylike protuberance.
2. Law.
a. the womb.
b. a wife as a source of offspring.
[1535–45; < Latin: belly, womb]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.venter - a speaker who expresses or gives vent to a personal opinion or grievanceventer - a speaker who expresses or gives vent to a personal opinion or grievance
speaker, talker, verbaliser, verbalizer, utterer - someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous); "the speaker at commencement"; "an utterer of useful maxims"
2.venter - the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvisventer - the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
abdominal aorta - a branch of the descending aorta
arteria colica, colic artery - arteries that supply blood to the colon
hypochondrium - the upper region of the abdomen just below the lowest ribs on either side of the epigastrium
bowel, gut, intestine - the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus
torso, trunk, body - the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
belly button, bellybutton, navel, omphalos, omphalus, umbilicus - a scar where the umbilical cord was attached; "you were not supposed to show your navel on television"; "they argued whether or not Adam had a navel"; "she had a tattoo just above her bellybutton"
abdominal, abdominal muscle, ab - the muscles of the abdomen
underbody, underbelly - the soft belly or underside of an animal's body
abdominal cavity, abdomen - the cavity containing the major viscera; in mammals it is separated from the thorax by the diaphragm
abdominal wall - a wall of the abdomen
3.venter - the womb; "`in venter' is legal terminology for `conceived but not yet born'"
uterus, womb - a hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of females; contains the developing fetus
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
4.venter - a bulging body part (as the belly of a muscle)venter - a bulging body part (as the belly of a muscle)
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
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