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adj. oriented or directed from the front (ventral) region of the body to the back (dorsal) region. Compare dorsoventral. —ventrodorsally adv.

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June 19th 2024



n. in infants, lack of psychomotor response or failure to gain weight or produce purposeful behavior, often thought to be a response to separation from mothers and subsequent institutionalization. See also reactive attachment disorder.