Definition of dorsoventral in English:

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dorsoventral

Pronunciation: /ˌdɔːsə(ʊ)ˈvɛntr(ə)l/

adjective

Anatomy & Biology
Of, denoting, or extending along an axis joining the dorsal and ventral surfaces.
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.

Derivatives

dorsoventrally

adverb
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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