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::: elaboration - addition of details; intricacy
::: menace - threat; V: threaten
::: stint - set limits in amount or number; be thrifty; ADJ. stinting, unstinting; CF. stint:savings
::: sober - serious; solemn; not drunken; abstemious or temperate; V: make or become sober
::: superfluous - excessive; overabundant; unnecessary; N. superfluity
::: premise - assumption; postulate; proposition upon which an argument is based
::: coincidence - the chance occurrence, at the same time, of two or more seemingly connected events; V. coincide: happen at the same time; be in agreement; CF. coincident; CF. coincidental
::: raspy - making a harsh noise; grating; harsh
::: cleft - N: split
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