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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.


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.
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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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Chest X-ray in standard posteroanterior projection, pulmonary function tests and an examination of the diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide were applied to all patients.
Posteroanterior and lateral radiographs of the spine taken immediately after the operation showed the pattern of tethering using NT coil springs [Figure 4].
Posteroanterior (PA) skiagram of the pelvis revealed a gap in the region of the pubic symphysis with the distance between the two bones of nearly 1.
Chest X-ray posteroanterior (PA) view was done in all patients of microbiologically confirmed and clinically diagnosed PTB cases.
Thereafter, numerous radiographic investigations were carried out for the patient, comprised of orthopantomography and lateral cephalography, along with radiography of the upper and lower limbs and a posteroanterior view of the chest.
The diagnosis was confirmed by medical history, physical examination, posteroanterior (PA) chest X-ray, and thoracic computerized tomography (CT) in case of doubt.
et al (2010) es un osteofito que crece en la parte anterior de la tuberosidad plantar del calcaneo y que se extiende en sentido posteroanterior de 1 a 2 cm; su extremo anterior irrumpe en la fascia plantar, como una espina calcanea con densidad osea (osteofito) que puede tener distintas formas y tamanos, pero por lo general es triangular.
However, the paramount importance of posteroanterior (PA) cephalometry should be stressed as it allows professionals to examine facial asymmetry in the transverse plane while allowing the clinical observation of an individual's face in frontal view (Leonardi, Annunziata, & Caltabiano, 2008; Ulkur, Ozdemir, Germec-Cakan, & Kaspar, 2016).
Caption: Figure 3: Chest X-ray posteroanterior view showing cardiomegaly
Due to the lack of infection, deep venous thrombosis or thrombophlebitis which can explain fever in BD, normal views in the posteroanterior chest graphy, and coexistence of fever and abdominal pain for about four days, we suspected FMF.
Lateral and posteroanterior (PA) cephalometric radiographs were taken at the beginning of the treatment, at the end of expansion and after 3 months of retention period.
Caption: FIGURE 1: Posteroanterior chest radiograph demonstrating a left-sided posterior mediastinal mass