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::: snuffle - sniffle; sniff repeatedly (in order to keep liquid from running out of the nose)
::: prophylactic - used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease
::: wretch - miserable person; bad or despicable person; ADJ. wretched: miserable; bad; contemptible; vile
::: afterlife - life after death; later part of one's life
::: sedulous - diligent; assiduous; paying attention; N. sedulity
::: wispy - thin; slight; barely discernible
::: carrion - rotting flesh of a dead body; CF. vulture
::: cater - provide food and drink (for); cater to: try to satisfy (desires of a bad kind)
::: vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
::: variegate - change the appearance of (by marking with different colors)