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1. Anatomy
a. Relating to or situated on or close to the abdomen; abdominal.
b. Relating to or situated on or close to the anterior aspect of the human body or the lower surface of the body of a nonhuman animal.
2. Botany Of or on the surface of an organ or part facing toward the axis; adaxial.
A ventral part, such as a fin or scale.

[Late Latin ventrālis, from Latin venter, ventr-, belly.]

ven′tral·ly adv.
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Adv.1.ventrally - in a ventral location or direction
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Approximately 1-s bursts of activity began when male antennae vibrated quickly; he then lunged forward and ventrally, and wiped his mouthparts rapidly from side-to-side on female elytra as he tapped her antennae with his.
Prothorax with two long slender spines ventrally between forelegs, tegmina without distinct dots
So a straight skin incision was made starting from tragus and extending ventrally to about 3 cm exposing the lateral cartilaginous wall of vertical ear canal.
Abdominal segments more densely punctuate ventrally than dorsally.
Mandibular lengths were measured ventrally along a straight line from the apex to the center of the ball of articulation with inter-mandibular distance {~ gape) measured ventrally from the center of the balls of the right and left mandibular articulations (7).
The eye is bounded ventrally and postero-ventrally by a thin line of black pigment.
Gena subshiny yellow and ventrally rounded; with one brown genal seta, hair-like and shorter than postocellar seta.
5-cm soft-tissue opacity is visible in the dorsal midcoelom displacing the grit-filled ventriculus ventrally and caudally.
3A); phallotheca rounded posteriorly, distinctly sclerotized dorsally and almost membranous laterally and ventrally, except small sclerotized area on the right side (Fig.