Definition of dorsoventral in English:

dorsoventral

Syllabification: dor·so·ven·tral
Pronunciation: /ˌdôrsōˈventrəl
 
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adjective

Anatomy & Biology
  • 1Extending along or denoting an axis joining the dorsal and ventral surfaces.
    More example sentences
    • The nuclei are desynchronized along the dorsoventral axis with chromosome bridges.
    • Contraction of dorsoventral muscles diminishes the space between dorsal and ventral cuticular trunk plates, increases the pressure in the small but liquid-filled body cavity, and last but not least protrudes the head.
    • In galloping, the epaxial and hypaxial muscles function to produce dorsoventral bending of the vertebral column, and muscles fire bilaterally and uniphasically.
  • 1.1Of, relating to, or involving the dorsoventral surfaces.

Derivatives

dorsoventrally

adverb
More example sentences
  • He presented an organism with dorsoventrally compressed oval body.
  • It is slightly twisted longitudinally, much thicker, and less flattened dorsoventrally than the other carpals.
  • The distal end is dorsoventrally flattened with a mildly convex and faintly bilobed articulation surface.

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