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Related to dorsoventral: anteroposterior, dorsoventral axis


Extending along or having to do with the axis that connects the dorsal and ventral sides.

dor′so·ven′tral·ly adv.


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


(ˌdɔr soʊˈvɛn trəl)

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.
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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Variables energeticas: potencia dorsoventral (W/kg); potencia de propulsion o craneo-caudal (W/kg); potencia medio-lateral o actividad lateral (W/kg); la sumatoria de las tres potencias de cada eje o potencia total (W/kg).
Intraoral dorsoventral radiograph of nasal cavity of a dog with nasal aspergillosis usually reveal typical turbinate destruction and increase in radiolucency in left nasal chamber (Benitah, 2006) but in present case, no such abnormality was seen.
xenocrates se dispone mas estilizada y esbelta, con el uncus mas largo y delgado, la constriccion dorsoventral en su base es menos evidente que la especie anterior.
If the neural arch has a central position, the centrum should be appreciably longer, with at least four times the dorsoventral width of the posterior articulation, feature common in diplodocids (see Wilson, 2002; Upchurch et al.
24 mm thick section through the nucleus along the dorsoventral plane was obtained with a Buehler IsoMet[TM] Low Speed Saw.
Caption: Figure 1: Dorsoventral view of the head of the maned wolf with infraorbital swellings, abscess formation, and fistulation.
Three radiographic projections (laterolateral right (RLL), laterolateral left (LLL) and ventrodorsal (VD) were performed, except in dyspneic animals in which only dorsoventral positioning was performed.
The larvae were measured along the two axes, the length anteroposterior axis (APM) and the height dorsoventral axis (DVM).
Antennae shorter than head and pronotum together, thick filiform, flattened on dorsoventral surfaces.
Molecular interactions between Tbx3 and Bmp4 and a model for dorsoventral positioning of mammary gland development.
A role for Quox-8 in the establishment of the dorsoventral pattern during vertebrate development.
La medida dorsoventral hepatica se tomo desde la cara ventral del higado hasta la cara dorsal, teniendo a la aorta abdominal como limite, trazando una linea perpendicular a la aorta y que pase por la zona hiliar.