Definition of ventrolateral in English:

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ventrolateral

Pronunciation: /ˌventrōˈlatərəl/ /-ˈlatrəl/

adjective

Biology
Situated toward the junction of the ventral and lateral sides.
Example sentences
  • ‘Siculate’ sclerites are situated on the ventrolateral margin on either side of the animal's body.
  • The recurved ventrolateral margins of P. schrami are not evident in P. pachoecoi.
  • Microinjection of bicuculline in the ventrolateral PAG led to a decrease in the neuronal responses to heat.

Derivatives

ventrolaterally

adverb
Example sentences
  • The canines are more than twice as tall as I1, strongly recurved and inclined slightly ventrolaterally.
  • The parapophyses are broad, elongate, wing-like projections that protrude ventrolaterally from the anteromedial margin of each centrum.
  • On the dorsal portion of the rostral face, the shell layers extend ventrolaterally from those of the protoconch.

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Syllabification: ven·tro·lat·er·al

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