Venter

Vent"er

(?), n. One who vents; one who utters, reports, or publishes. [R.] Barrow.
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Vent"er

(?), n. [L.] 1. (Anat.) (a) The belly; the abdomen; -- sometimes applied to any large cavity containing viscera. (b) The uterus, or womb. (c) A belly, or protuberant part; a broad surface; as, the venter of a muscle; the venter, or anterior surface, of the scapula.
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2. (Zol.) The lower part of the abdomen in insects.
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3. (Rom. & O. E. Law) A pregnant woman; a mother; as, A has a son B by one venter, and a daughter C by another venter; children by different venters.
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