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dor·sal

 (dôr′səl)
adj.
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.

dorsal

(ˈdɔːsəl)
adj
1. (Anatomy) anatomy zoology relating to the back or spinal part of the body. Compare ventral1
2. (Botany) botany of, relating to, or situated on the side of an organ that is directed away from the axis
3. (Phonetics & Phonology) articulated with the back of the tongue, as the (k) sound in English coot
[C15: from Medieval Latin dorsālis, from Latin dorsum back]
ˈdorsally adv

dor•sal

(ˈdɔr səl)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or situated at the back, or dorsum.
2. situated on or toward the upper side of the body, equivalent to the back in humans.
3. Bot. abaxial.
n.
4. a dorsal structure.
[1535–45; < Medieval Latin dorsālis < Latin dors(um) back]
dor′sal•ly, adv.

dor·sal

(dôr′səl)
Of or on the back or upper surface of an animal: the dorsal fin of a fish.

dorsal

Relating to the back. Compare ventral
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dorsal - belonging to or on or near the back or upper surface of an animal or organ or part; "the dorsal fin is the vertical fin on the back of a fish and certain marine mammals"
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"
2.dorsal - facing away from the axis of an organ or organismdorsal - facing away from the axis of an organ or organism; "the abaxial surface of a leaf is the underside or side facing away from the stem"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
Translations
ظَهْري
hřbetní
háti
bak-, baklægur
nugarõs
muguras-
sırtla ilgili

dorsal

[ˈdɔːsl]
A. ADJdorsal
B. CPD dorsal fin Naleta f dorsal

dorsal

[ˈdɔːrsəl] adj [fin] → dorsal(e)

dorsal

adjRücken-, dorsal (spec)
n (Phon) → Dorsal(laut) m

dorsal

[ˈdɔːsl] adjdorsale
dorsal fin → pinna dorsale

dorsal

(ˈdoːsəl) adjective
of the back. a shark's dorsal fin.

dorsal

adj dorsal
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