Definition of dorsiventral in English:


Syllabification: dor·si·ven·tral
Pronunciation: /ˌdôrsəˈventrəl


chiefly Botany
  • 1(Of a leaf or other part of a plant) having dissimilar dorsal and ventral surfaces.
    More example sentences
    • The older second leaf becomes dorsiventral to the first.
    • It has a thin crustose dorsiventral thallus.
    • Despite the great diversity of leaf morphology, all leaves are defined by a flattened dorsiventral transactional symmetry, determinate development, and initiation from the flanks of the shoot apical meristem.
  • 1.1 another term for dorsoventral.



Pronunciation: /-venˈtralitē/
More example sentences
  • In addition, these modified leaves displayed a reduced dorsiventrality with ramified and larger epidermal trichomes (not shown).
  • During this time, dorsiventrality was established, but a radicle was not yet differentiated.
  • These results do not indicate that in potatoes the dorsiventrality of the leaves is induced by the stem apex.


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  • The sporophyte has a creeping habit and is dorsiventrally flattened.
  • The fruit is small, 1-2 mm in length, yellow-brown in color, obovate, and compressed dorsiventrally.

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