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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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1983 (3) dorsoventral movements of the head Uganda, Kaiser et al.
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In this study significant ontogenetic changes in dorsoventral cranial morphology were shown for larvae of Agabus disintegratus (Crotch) by using distortion grid transformation analysis.
Na sequencia, as ramificacoes coincidem com o corpo da lingua (regiao ligeiramente proeminente do dorso), na qual os ramos linguais assumem inflexao obliqua dorsoventral.
Peridinium gatunense Nygaard is spherical with no dorsoventral compression, has wide cingular lists and a small first apical plate.
However, better-preserved specimens of Monoscutinae do not show the high degree of dorsoventral flattening previously regarded as characteristic of the subfamily, which therefore appears to be an artifact of preservation.
But the shape of its lumbar vertebrae enabled Ambulocetus to swim in a characteristically cetacean-like manner--by dorsoventral (back-to-belly, as opposed to side-to-side like a fish) undulation.
Lateral and dorsoventral survey radiographs were obtained before and after injection of the contrast medium using a fine-screen, high-detail film combination (Agfa Medical X-ray film, CP-G plus, Agfa-Gevaert N.
The pleopod in most form II male individuals has a mesial process that tapers to a sharply pointed distal tip, but in some specimens the distal one-third is spatulate due to a dorsoventral compression of the process.
A common plan for dorsoventral patterning in Bilateria" in Nature 380 (1996): 37-40, quoted from Gaunt, S.
These substances induce cellular death in histogenesis and different morphogenetic processes, such as the integrative mechanisms in the modeling of form during the dorsoventral organization.