Best Answer

It's because, unlike humans who stand upright, cats do not have a front, or anterior aspect. So the word anterior is replaced with the word ventral.

User Avatar

Wiki User

14y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Why is the serratus anterior in humans called the serratus ventralis in cats?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

What organ is located in the pectoral region of the body?

there are 4 muscles : -pectoralis major -pectoralis minor -subclavius -serratus anterior in addition to the clavipectoral fascia

Are the lungs anterior or posterior to the spinal cord?

If you refer to lungs in humans, then the lungs are anterior to the spine

Ventral is a directional term synonymous with what in humans?

In humans, ventral is synonymous with Anterior.

What is the insertion of the tibialis anterior in humans?

The 1st metatarsal and medial cuneiform

What does flexion mean?

The movement of one anterior surface towards another anterior surface, except in the case of the knee where it is posterior to posterior (Humans Only)

Is sternocleidomastoid in cats and humans?

Humans have a sternocleidomastoid muscle, but cats do not. In a cat, the sternomastoid muscle defines the anterior triangle of the neck.

What is an artery of Adamkiewicz?

An artery of Adamkiewicz is the largest anterior segmental medullary artery in humans.

What is the medical term meaning the same as ventral in humans?

Anterior means the same as ventral in humans.

What is a group of humans called?

A group of humans is called a group, crowd or assembly.

What is the site of fertilization in human beings?

In humans, fertilization or union of gametes (sperm and ova) occurs in the anterior part of oviduct and zygote is formed

What are the Humans that eat other Humans called?


Are humans herbaviors?

Humans are omnivores. Humans that eats vegetables only are called vegetarians.