On which side of the body may we see the navel?

1 Answer
Feb 20, 2018

Answer:

The navel is on the #"ventral"# (front) side of the body.

This is also called the #"anterior"# side of the body.

Explanation:

The navel is located on the #"ventral"# (front) side of the body.

The word #"ventral"# comes from the word "venter," meaning the belly or abdomen.

Here is how dictionary.com defines #"ventral:"#

ventral
[ven-truh l] adjective
1. of or relating to the venter or belly; abdominal.

2.Anatomy, Zoology.
situated on or toward the lower, abdominal plane of the body; equivalent to the front, or anterior, in humans.
http://www.dictionary.com/browse/ventral

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Here's an image showing the directional references of the body
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https://pictures.doccheck.com/com/photo/44515-anatomy-directional-references

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• The opposite of #"anterior"# (front) is #"posterior"# (behind).

#"Ventral"# is the opposite of #"dorsal"# (the back).

This is called the #"dorsal"# fin because it's on the shark's back

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http://www.thesuperfins.com/why-do-sharks-swim-at-surface-with-their-dorsal-fin-exposed/