Word:

Dorsal

Dor´sal
a.1.(Anat.) Pertaining to, or situated near, the back, or dorsum, of an animal or of one of its parts; notal; tergal; neural; as, the dorsal fin of a fish; the dorsal artery of the tongue; - opposed to ventral.
2.(Bot.) Pertaining to the surface naturally inferior, as of a leaf.
Dorsal vessel
(Zool.) a central pulsating blood vessel along the back of insects, acting as a heart.
n.1.(Fine Arts) A hanging, usually of rich stuff, at the back of a throne, or of an altar, or in any similar position.
Adj.1.dorsal - belonging to or on or near the back or upper surface of an animal or organ or part; "the dorsal fin is the vertical fin on the back of a fish and certain marine mammals"
Antonyms:
ventral - toward or on or near the belly (front of a primate or lower surface of a lower animal); "the ventral aspect of the human body"; "the liver is somewhat ventral in position"; "ventral (or pelvic) fins correspond to the hind limbs of a quadruped"
2.dorsal - facing away from the axis of an organ or organism; "the abaxial surface of a leaf is the underside or side facing away from the stem"
Synonyms: abaxial
accented, alveolar, apical, apico-alveolar, apico-dental, articulated, assimilated, back, barytone, bilabial, broad, cacuminal, central, cerebral, checked, close, consonant, consonantal, continuant, dental, dissimilated, flat, front, glide, glossal, glottal, gluteal, guttural, hard, heavy, high, intonated, labial, labiodental, labiovelar, lateral, lax, light, lingual, liquid, low, lumbar, mid, monophthongal, muted, narrow, nasal, nasalized, occipital, occlusive, open, oxytone, palatal, palatalized, pharyngeal, pharyngealized, phonemic, phonetic, phonic, pitch, pitched, posterial, posttonic, retral, retroflex, rounded, sciatic, semivowel, soft, sonant, stopped, stressed, strong, surd, syllabic, tense, tergal, thick, throaty, tonal, tonic, twangy, unaccented, unrounded, unstressed, velar, vocalic, vocoid, voiced, voiceless, vowel, vowellike, weak, wide
Translate Dorsal to German, Translate Dorsal to French
Browse
Dorothea Lange
Dorotheanthus
Dorotheanthus bellidiformis
Dorothy Dix
Dorothy Hodgkin
Dorothy L. Sayers
Dorothy Leigh Sayers
Dorothy Mary Crowfoot Hodgkin
Dorothy Parker
Dorothy Rothschild Parker
Dorothy Sayers
Dorp
Dorr
Dorrfly
Dorrhawk
Dorsad
-- Dorsal --
dorsal fin
dorsal scapular vein
dorsal vertebra
Dorsal vessel
Dorsale
Dorsally
Dorse
Dorsel
Dorser
dorsibranchiata
Dorsibranchiate
Dorsiferous
dorsiflexion
Dorsimeson
Dorsiparous
Dorsiventral
Definitions Index: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

About this site and copyright information - Online Dictionary Home - Privacy Policy