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dorsiventral

Line breaks: dorsi|ven¦tral
Pronunciation: /ˌdɔːsɪˈvɛntr(ə)l
 
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Definition of dorsiventral in English:

adjective

chiefly Botany
1(Of a leaf or other part of a plant) having dissimilar dorsal and ventral surfaces.
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.

Derivatives

dorsiventrality

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈtrɑlɪti/
noun
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.

dorsiventrally

2
adverb
Example sentences
  • 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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