dorsoventral

adjective

dor·​so·​ven·​tral ˌdȯr-sō-ˈven-trəl How to pronounce dorsoventral (audio)
1
: relating to, involving, or extending along the axis joining the dorsal and ventral sides
2
dorsoventrality noun
dorsoventrally adverb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web For the first time in lizards’ existence, a tail was regenerated with its original dorsoventral patterning on the skeleton. Rafil Kroll-zaidi, Harper’s Magazine , 4 Jan. 2022

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First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of dorsoventral was in 1870

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“Dorsoventral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dorsoventral. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

dorsoventral

adjective

dor·​so·​ven·​tral -ˈven-trəl How to pronounce dorsoventral (audio)
: relating to, involving, or extending along the axis joining the dorsal and ventral sides
dorsoventral compression
dorsoventrality noun
plural dorsoventralities
dorsoventrally adverb
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