dorsal


1dorsal

Definition of DORSAL

variant of dossal

2dor·sal

adjective \ˈdr-səl\

Definition of DORSAL

1
:  relating to or situated near or on the back especially of an animal or of one of its parts
2
:  abaxial
dor·sal·ly \-sə-lē\ adverb

Origin of DORSAL

Late Latin dorsalis, from Latin dorsum back
First Known Use: 1727

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

Rhymes with DORSAL

3dorsal

noun

Definition of DORSAL

:  a dorsally located part; especially :  a thoracic vertebra

First Known Use of DORSAL

1834

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

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