dorsally

dorsal

1 [dawr-suhl]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or situated at the back, or dorsum.
2.
Anatomy, Zoology.
a.
situated on or toward the upper side of the body, equivalent to the back, or posterior, in humans.
b.
situated on or toward the posterior plane in humans or toward the upper plane in quadrupeds.
3.
Botany. pertaining to the surface away from the axis, as of a leaf; abaxial.
4.
Phonetics. (of a speech sound) articulated with the dorsum of the tongue.
noun
5.
Phonetics. a dorsal speech sound.
6.
Anatomy. a dorsal structure.

Origin:
1535–45; < Medieval Latin dorsālis, equivalent to Latin dors(um) back + -ālis -al1

dorsally, adverb
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dorsal (ˈdɔːsəl)
 
adj
1.  anatomy, zoology Compare ventral relating to the back or spinal part of the body
2.  botany of, relating to, or situated on the side of an organ that is directed away from the axis
3.  articulated with the back of the tongue, as the (k) sound in English coot
 
[C15: from Medieval Latin dorsālis, from Latin dorsum back]
 
'dorsally
 
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dorsal
1540s, from M.Fr. dorsal, from L.L. dorsalis, from L. dorsualis "of the back," from dorsum "back," of uncertain origin.
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dorsal dor·sal (dôr'səl)
adj.

  1. Of, toward, on, in, or near the back or upper surface of an organ, a part, or an organism.

  2. Lying on the back; supine.

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dorsal   (dôr'səl)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to or on the back or upper surface of an animal.
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