ventro-, ventri-, ventr-

(Latin: stomach, belly or a relationship to the abdomen or the front or anterior aspect of the body)

1. Relating to or situated on or close to the abdomen; abdominal.
2. Relating to or situated on or close to the anterior aspect of the human body or the lower surface of the body of an animal.
3. A relationship to the front or anterior aspect of the body; such as, the belly.
To draw, or turn, toward the abdomen.
1. The passive or active movement of a body part in a ventral (stomach) direction.
2. Moving toward the abdomen or abdominal wall.
The art of speaking such that the voice seems to come from somewhere else.

Ventriloquism is, literally, speaking from the belly.

An entertainer who makes his voice appear to come from a dummy, or of a person, or an animal.
1. The art or skill of producing vocal sounds that seem to come from somewhere other than the speaker; such as, a "dummy".
2. The production of the voice in such a way that the sound seems to come from a source other than the vocal organs of the speaker.
3. Expressions of one's views and attitudes through another person; especially, such expressions by a writer through a fictional character or literary persona.
1. Having a large belly; gluttonous.
2. Etymology: from French which came from Latin ventri-, "abdomen" + potent, "power, powerful".
Characterized by a large appetite or a big stomach; being a glutton.
A medical examination of the contents of the peritoneum (smooth serous membrane which lines the cavity of the abdomen) with a peritoneoscope (fiberoptic device that consists of a flexible tube) passed through the abdominal wall.