HyperDic: dorsal

English > 2 senses of the word dorsal:
ADJECTIVEalldorsalbelonging to or on or near the back or upper surface of an animal or organ or part
alldorsal, abaxialfacing away from the axis of an organ or organism
dorsal > pronunciation
Soundsdao'rsahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > dorsal: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningbelonging to or on or near the back or upper surface of an animal or organ or part.
Example"the dorsal fin is the vertical fin on the back of a fish and certain marine mammals"
OppositeventralToward or on or near the belly (front of a primate or lower surface of a lower animal)
Spanishdorsal
Catalandorsal
Nounsdorsumthe back of the body of a vertebrate or any analogous surface (as the upper or outer surface of an organ or appendage or part)
dorsumthe posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine
Adverbsdorsallyin a dorsal location or direction
English > dorsal: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningfacing away from the axis of an organ or organism.
Synonymabaxial
Categorybiology, biological scienceThe science that studies living organisms
Oppositeadaxial, ventralnearest to or facing toward the axis of an organ or organism
Spanishabaxial, dorsal
Catalanabaxial, dorsal

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