Sentences Containing 'ventral'
The lower, or resting-surface, resembles at first sight the ventral surface of an ordinary fish; it is of a white colour, less developed in many ways than the upper side, with the lateral fins often of smaller size.
From the colourless state of the ventral surface of most fishes and of many other animals, we may reasonably suppose that the absence of colour in flat-fish on the side, whether it be the right or left, which is under-most, is due to the exclusion of light.
More Vocab Words::: scrutinize - examine closely and critically; N. scrutiny
::: strident - loud and harsh; insistent; N. stridency
::: forebears - (forbears) ancestors
::: bureaucracy - overregulated administrative system marked by red tape; ADJ. bureaucratic
::: untoward - unexpected and adverse; unfortunate or unlucky; Ex. untoward encounter
::: chant - tune(melody) in which a number of words are sung on the same note; V: sing (a chant); utter (a slogan) in the manner of a chant
::: verisimilitude - appearance of truth; quality of appearing to be true or real; likelihood; Ex. verisimilitude of her performance as Lady Macbeth
::: venial - (of a fault or sin) forgivable; trivial
::: blight - plant disease; V: infect with blight; ruin; destroy
::: culvert - artificial channel for water; drain crossing under a road