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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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Notably, the symphyseal processes of the dentary are elongated and reflected dorsally, causing the dentaries to meet with a 'W'-shaped anterior profile," researchers described the Aquilarhinus.
The LP group was repaired with a dorsally applied titanium 1.6-mm screw 7-hole locking plate (1 bicortical and 2 monocortical screws in each segment).
It is characterized by the stalked ocelli and compound eyes, pronotum with umbelliform process dorsally, not concealing the scutellum or the forewings in repose; the forewing and hindwing with one r-m and one m-cu crossvein; tibiae not foliaceous; metatibiae with cucullate setae in row II, first tarsomere has one cucullate setae apically and the abdomen without conspicuous punctuation (Deitz, 1975; Flynn, 2014).
A conjoined twin joined dorsally along the vertebral column is known as a "parasitic rachipagus," from the Greek words "rachi" (spine) and "pagus" (fixed), and is the rarest type (2).
Because the Eustachian tube is oriented in a ventral rostral to dorsal caudal, direction the biopsy instrument must be directed dorsally to fully enter the pouch.
Even fractures involving dorsally displaced fragments can be treated with volar plates, decreasing the high rates of extensor tendons injuries due to dorsal plating [2].
Eight forms of conjoined twins exist: five types conjoined ventrally and three types conjoined dorsally [8].
The new species is characterized by 1.3-1.6 mm long female body, lip region truncate, offset by weak depression, odontostyle 21.4-23.2 um long is and 2.8-3 um wide, twice as long as the lip region width; vulva longitudinal; female tail 5.9-6.6 anal body diameter long, dorsally curved; prerectum 1.7-2.6 anal body diameter long.Plectus (Ceratoplectus) armatus (Butschli, 1873) Andrassy, 1984 is recorded for the first time in Pakistan and is briefly described and illustrated.
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.