Definition of dorsal in English:
adjectiveAnatomy , Zoology , & Botany
Of, on, or relating to the upper side or back of an animal, plant, or organ: a dorsal view of the body the dorsal aorta Compare with ventral.
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- Just outside each vertebra, the dorsal and ventral roots unite to form a spinal nerve on each side.
- Such a wasp held the fly with the middle and hind legs head forward and ventral or dorsal side up.
- If either of these proteins is absent, then the motor axons select dorsal and ventral pathways randomly.
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- In insects, as in all arthropods, the main nerve cord lies ventrally, rather than dorsally as in vertebrates.
- During the surgery, care must be taken to protect the branches of the superficial and radial nerves that dorsally overlie the first dorsal compartment.
- This animal swims to escape predators by repeatedly flexing its body dorsally and ventrally.
Words that rhyme with dorsalmorsel
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