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dorsiventral

[dawr-suh-ven-truh l] /ˌdɔr səˈvɛn trəl/
adjective
1.
Botany. having distinct dorsal and ventral sides, as most foliage leaves.
2.
Zoology, dorsoventral.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; dorsi- + ventral
Related forms
dorsiventrality, noun
dorsiventrally, adverb
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Examples from the web for dorsiventral
  • However, how leaf dorsiventral symmetry affects leaflet formation in species with compound leaves is largely unknown.
  • The ovary is inferior, with six dorsiventral styles.
British Dictionary definitions for dorsiventral

dorsiventral

/ˌdɔːsɪˈvɛntrəl/
adjective
1.
(of leaves and similar flat parts) having distinct upper and lower faces
2.
a variant spelling of dorsoventral
Derived Forms
dorsiventrality (ˌdɔːsɪvɛnˈtrælɪtɪ) noun
dorsiventrally, adverb
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