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dor·sum

 (dôr′səm)
n. pl. dor·sa (-sə) Anatomy
1. The back.
2. The upper, outer surface of an organ, appendage, or part: the dorsum of the foot.

[Latin, back.]
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dorsum

(ˈdɔːsəm)
n, pl -sa (-sə)
1. (Anatomy) a technical name for the back1
2. (Anatomy) any analogous surface: the dorsum of the hand.
[C18: from Latin, literally: back]
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dor•sum

(ˈdɔr səm)

n., pl. -sa (-sə).
1. the back, as of the body.
2. the back or outer surface of an organ, part, etc.
[1775–85; < Latin]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dorsum - the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spinedorsum - the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine; "his back was nicely tanned"
saddle - posterior part of the back of a domestic fowl
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
torso, trunk, body - the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
small - the slender part of the back
lat, latissimus dorsi - a broad flat muscle on either side of the back
dorsal vertebra, thoracic vertebra - one of 12 vertebrae in the human vertebral column; thoracic vertebrae extend from the seventh cervical vertebra down to the first lumbar vertebra
lumbar vertebra - one of 5 vertebrae in the human vertebral column; lumbar vertebrae extend from the twelfth thoracic vertebra down to the sacral vertebrae
2.dorsum - the back of the body of a vertebrate or any analogous surface (as the upper or outer surface of an organ or appendage or part); "the dorsum of the foot"
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
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Translations

dor·sum

n. dorso.
1. porción posterior, tal como el dorso de la mano o el pie;
2. espalda.
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The ultrasound contour of the tongue of /f/ was characterized by the raised tongue with presence of curvature of the dorsum to generate palatal turbulence; while for /s/ four distinct patterns were described: 1) absence of sharp curvature of the dorsum or root of tongue; 2) presence of sharp curvature of root and dorsum in descending direction; 3) presence of a sharp curvature of root and dorsum in an upward direction, and 4) the presence of sharp curvature and more anterior dorsum [17].
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A 77-year-old male with a history of chronic poorly controlled hypertension (HTN) and ischemic heart disease (IHD) was referred to a dermatologist for the presence of red-brownish flat lesions over both forearms and the dorsum of hands since 2 weeks and localized yellowish elevated lesions that were hard in consistency over both 1st and 2nd toes and the left little linger since 8 months; these were associated with moderate-grade pain.
All the measurements were performed on this 9-10 mm of healthy skin area between the lesion and the surgical margin and classified according to the six different parts of the body (scalp, abdomen, back, dorsum of foot, dorsum of hand, and the breast) and according to gender.
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Five mice used as control group were inoculated intradermally with 0.2 mL of sterile Phosphate Buffered Saline (PBS) at the dorsum, ear pinna, and labial commissure.
The skin of the nasal dorsum is raised gently with the thumb and second finger during cannula movement.
At necropsy the dorsum of the skull exhibited marked osseous proliferation, extending ventrally and compressing the cerebrum.