dorsiventral

[dawr-suh-ven-truhl]
adjective
1.
Botany. having distinct dorsal and ventral sides, as most foliage leaves.
2.
Zoology, dorsoventral.

Origin:
1880–85; dorsi- + ventral

dorsiventrality, noun
dorsiventrally, adverb
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dorsiventral (ˌdɔːsɪˈvɛntrəl)
 
adj
1.  (of leaves and similar flat parts) having distinct upper and lower faces
2.  a variant spelling of dorsoventral
 
dorsiventrality
 
n
 
dorsi'ventrally
 
adv

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However, how leaf dorsiventral symmetry affects leaflet formation in species with compound leaves is largely unknown.
The ovary is inferior, with six dorsiventral styles.
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