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1. Anatomy Of, toward, on, in, or near the back or upper surface of an organ, part, or organism.
2. Botany Of or on the surface of an organ or part facing away from the axis; abaxial.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin dorsālis, from Latin dorsuālis, from dorsum, back.]

dor′sal·ly adv.
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Adv.1.dorsally - in a dorsal location or direction
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The mesial margin runs from the preorbital angle to the postorbital angle and is hollowed dorsally by the lateropremesial depression.
A fat cushion (FC) can be observed dorsally to the joint capsule of the radiocarpal joint, in longitudinal images; it is hypoechogenic and triangular in shape.
It was bound dorsally by roof of nasal cavity, ventrally by floor of nasal cavity.
The bony shaft is also gently curved dorsally with the head enlarged, although less so than in T princeps (Fig.
Volar fixation of dorsally displaced distal radial fracture using locking compression plate.
The interdigital nerve was deflected dorsally and a spatulate-shaped neuroma was formed between the second and third metatarsal heads.
The first component takes origin as a tenuous aponeurosis 4 on the caudal region of the os laterosphenoidale and its fibers are ventrally oriented, dorsally in the aponeurosis X.
1, 2, 3, & 4) demonstrating large mass entirely occupying the abdominal cavity displacing the retroperitoneal structure dorsally and bowel loops are sandwiched and trapped by mass.