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  •  Ventral actually means "stomach" ... (1+ / 0-)
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    Mark H

    ... or more accurately, "on the stomach side". The "opposite" is "dorsal" ("on the back side", as you correctly state).

    For tnose of you who are etymology fans, the root comes from the Latin for "belly", and the same root is found in "ventriloquist" -- one who speaks from the belly -- as opposed, I guess, to normal people who speak  through their lips.  Also, the real expensive Italian canned tuna is called "ventresca", since it comes from the belly of the tuna.

    ( ...  just thought you all might want to know in case you ever got stumped for conversation at your next party ...)

    A very small correction in a wonderful diary.

    Thank you, Mark H,  for the entire series.

     

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