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dorsal

Definition of dorsal

  1. variant of dossal




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adjective dor·sal \ˈdȯr-səl\

Definition of dorsal

  1. 1 :  relating to or situated near or on the back especially of an animal or of one of its parts

  2. 2 :  abaxial

dor·sal·ly play \-sə-lē\ adverb


Origin of dorsal

Late Latin dorsalis, from Latin dorsum back


First Known Use: 1727

Rhymes with dorsal


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dorsal

noun

Definition of dorsal

  1. :  a dorsally located part; especially :  a thoracic vertebra



1834

First Known Use of dorsal

1834



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dorsal

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adjective dor·sal \ˈdȯr-səl\

Definition of dorsal

  1. :  relating to or being on or near the surface of the body that in humans is the back but in most animals is the upper surface <a fish's dorsal fin>




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