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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.]
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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
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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]
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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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