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

dor′so·ven′tral·ly adv.
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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
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(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.
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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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However, according to radiographs, an injury was inflicted in unusual dorsoventral axis with a blade positioned in the diagonal trajectory with the knife blade tip close to the right-sided vertebral artery and common carotid artery (Figs.
The subtidal sites were significantly different from the intertidal sites based on shell shape, with differences in shape primarily occurring on the dorsoventral axis of the shell (CV1 axis).
The double oscillation exercises included mediolateral oscillations in the frontal plane (A), dorsoventral oscillations in the sagittal plane (B), and superior and inferior oscillations in the transverse plane (C).
In the high-dose rats, there was an effect of injection on dorsoventral mandibular range of motion (p < 0.001), tongue dorsoventral range of motion (p = 0.049), and tongue rostrocaudal range of motion (p < 0.001).
The dorsoventral limb axis is directed by WNT7a, which is expressed in the dorsal ectoderm.
Mortensen's description includes only one pair of dorsoventral muscles: "one straight dorsoventral muscle on each side, connecting the bases of the postoral and posterodorsal rod of the same side" (1938, p.
Serial sections were cut at 5 m thickness in the dorsoventral plane (transverse sections) to locate the wing buds.
central = [not equal to] dorsoventral (ant.: inside vs.
A 20-25cm dorsoventral skin incision was made 4cm caudal and parallel to last rib and 5 cm ventral to transverse process of lumbar vertebrae.
Retinoic acid (RA), as an active metabolite of vitamin A, plays an important role in the normal development of CNS, and experimental alteration of retinoic acid signaling leads to several abnormalities including the absence of posterior hindbrain, abnormal dorsoventral patterning of the spinal cord, and lack of neurite outgrowth from the spinal cord to the periphery (6).
Experimental studies have also suggested a functional distinction along the dorsoventral axis of the hippocampus [40-42].