Both ventral and lateral, i.e., to the front and to the side.

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ven·tro·lat·er·al .ven-.trō-'lat-ə-rəl, -'la-trəl adj ventral and lateral
ven·tro·lat·er·al·ly adv

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ven·tro·lat·er·al (ven″tro-latґər-əl) both ventral and lateral.

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