dorsiventral

adjective

dor·​si·​ven·​tral ˌdȯr-si-ˈven-trəl How to pronounce dorsiventral (audio)
1
: having distinct dorsal and ventral surfaces
2
dorsiventrality noun
dorsiventrally adverb

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1882, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of dorsiventral was circa 1882

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“Dorsiventral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dorsiventral. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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