Monday, October 17, 2011
Definitions for dorsal
- Situated on the back
- In Anatomy situated on or toward the upper side of the body, equivalent to the back, or posterior, in humans.
- In Botany pertaining to the surface away from the axis, as of a leaf; abaxial.
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Citations for dorsal
The arm was lying, fully extended, with the dorsal side uppermost.
Dorsal fins broke the surface, carving the cobalt water clean and silver.
Origin of dorsal
Dorsal comes from the Latin dorsum meaning "back."