|group of mostly aquatic eukaryotic organisms which conduct photosynthesis and make their own food|
|male reproductive structure which produces gametes in ferns, mosses, fungi and algae|
|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]|
dorsal dor·sal (dôr'səl)
Of, toward, on, in, or near the back or upper surface of an organ, a part, or an organism.
Lying on the back; supine.
|dorsal (dôr'səl) Pronunciation Key
Relating to or on the back or upper surface of an animal.