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dorsum

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noun dor·sum \ˈdȯr-səm\

Definition of dorsum

plural dor·sa play \-sə\

  1. 1 :  the upper surface of an appendage or part

  2. 2 :  back; especially :  the entire dorsal surface of an animal



Origin of dorsum

Latin


First Known Use: 1615

Rhymes with dorsum


Medical Dictionary

dorsum

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noun dor·sum \ˈdȯr-səm\

Medical Definition of dorsum

plural dor·sa \-sə\play

  1. 1:  the upper surface of an appendage or part

  2. 2:  back 1a, b; especially :  the entire dorsal surface of an animal




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "dorsum" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "dorsum"


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