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dorsalis

[dawr-sal-is, -sey-lis] /dɔrˈsæl ɪs, -ˈseɪ lɪs/ Anatomy
adjective
1.
dorsal1 .
noun, plural dorsales
[dawr-sal-eez, -sey-leez] /dɔrˈsæl iz, -ˈseɪ liz/ (Show IPA)
2.
a blood vessel or nerve serving the back of the part with which it is associated.
Origin of dorsalis
< New Latin; see dorsal1
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  • The condition called tabes dorsalis includes syphilitic myelopathy and other symptoms of nerve damage.

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