Definition of ventrolateral in English:

ventrolateral

adjective

Biology
  • Situated towards the junction of the ventral and lateral sides.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Rapid corticosteroid effects have also been seen in neurons of the rostral ventrolateral medulla recorded in vivo.’
    • ‘The form of the ventrolateral saddle varies between species within these three genera; it may be either acute or narrowly rounded.’
    • ‘‘Siculate’ sclerites are situated on the ventrolateral margin on either side of the animal's body.’

Pronunciation:

ventrolateral

/ˌvɛntrə(ʊ)ˈlatər(ə)l/