dorsoventral

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dor·so·ven·tral

 (dôr′sō-vĕn′trəl)
adj.
Extending along or having to do with the axis that connects the dorsal and ventral sides.

dor′so·ven′tral·ly adv.

dorsoventral

(ˌdɔːsəʊˈvɛntrəl)
adj
1. (Zoology) relating to both the dorsal and ventral sides; extending from the back to the belly
2. (Botany) botany a variant spelling of dorsiventral
ˌdorsoˈventrally adv

dor•so•ven•tral

(ˌdɔr soʊˈvɛn trəl)

adj.
1. Zool. pertaining to the dorsal and ventral aspects of the body; extending from the dorsal to the ventral side: the dorsoventral axis.
2. Bot. dorsiventral.
[1865–70]
dor`so•ven•tral′i•ty, n.
dor`so•ven′tral•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dorsoventral - extending from the back to the belly
ventral - toward or on or near the belly (front of a primate or lower surface of a lower animal); "the ventral aspect of the human body"; "the liver is somewhat ventral in position"; "ventral (or pelvic) fins correspond to the hind limbs of a quadruped"
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Concerning preserved shape, most specimens preserved in dorsoventral view are slightly wider than most of those preserved with the cephalobranchial region in lateral view (compare Figs 2 and 3).
82) times height at fold origin; tapering evenly in dorsoventral view posterior to stinging spines; moderately compressed at end of stinging spines; damaged distally beyond folds in both types; prominent dorsal and ventral skin folds; compressed suboval in cross section above mid ventral fold, width 0.