Definition of dorsum in English:


Line breaks: dor¦sum
Pronunciation: /ˈdɔːsəm

noun (plural dorsa)

Anatomy & Zoology
  • The dorsal part of an organism or structure.
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    • Toothbrushing lasted for approximately five minutes after each meal and included brushing the teeth, the dorsum of the tongue, and the palatal and mandibular mucosa.
    • It is the only muscle on the dorsum of the foot.
    • The anterior tibial may become plexiform on the dorsum of the foot, giving rise to the dorsal intermetatarsals.


late 18th century (denoting a long hill or ridge): from Latin, 'back'.

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