dorsal root

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dorsal root

noun

Definition of DORSAL ROOT

:  the one of the two roots of a spinal nerve that passes dorsally to the spinal cord and consists of sensory fibers

First Known Use of DORSAL ROOT

1922

dorsal root

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DORSAL ROOT

: the one of the two roots of a spinal nerve that passes posteriorly to the spinal cord separating the posterior and lateral funiculi and that consists of sensory fibers—called also posterior root; compare ventral root

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