Definition of Dorsal. Meaning of Dorsal. Synonyms of Dorsal

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Definition of Dorsal

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Neural Neu"ral, a. [Gr. ? nerve.] (Anat. & Zo["o]l.) relating to the nerves or nervous system; taining to, situated in the region of, or on the side with, the neural, or cerebro-spinal, axis; -- opposed to hemal. As applied to vertebrates, neural is the same as dorsal; as applied to invertebrates it is usually the same as ventral. Cf. Hemal. Neural arch (Anat.), the cartilaginous or bony arch on the dorsal side of the centrum of the vertebra in a segment of the spinal skeleton, usually inclosing a segment of the spinal cord.
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Posterior Pos*te"ri*or (p[o^]s*t[=e]"r[i^]*[~e]r), a. [L. posterior, compar. of posterus coming after, from post after. See Post-.] 1. Later in time; hence, later in the order of proceeding or moving; coming after; -- opposed to prior. Hesiod was posterior to Homer. --Broome. 2. Situated behind; hinder; -- opposed to anterior. 3. (Anat.) At or toward the caudal extremity; caudal; -- in human anatomy often used for dorsal. 4. (Bot.) On the side next the axis of inflorescence; -- said of an axillary flower. --Gray.
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Dorsal Dor"sal, a. [F. dorsal, LL. dorsalis, fr. L. dorsualis, fr. dorsum back; cf. Gr. ?, ?, mountain ridge. Cf. Dorse, Dorsel, Dosel.] 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.) (a) Pertaining to the surface naturally inferior, as of a leaf. (b) Pertaining to the surface naturally superior, as of a creeping hepatic moss. Dorsal vessel (Zo["o]l.), a central pulsating blood vessel along the back of insects, acting as a heart.
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Dorsal Dor"sal, n. [LL. dorsale, neut. fr. dorsalis. See Dorsal, a.] (Fine Arts) A hanging, usually of rich stuff, at the back of a throne, or of an altar, or in any similar position.

Meaning of Dorsal from wikipedia

- Dorsal (from Latin dorsum ‘back’) may refer to: Dorsum (anatomy), the back of an animal or human being Dorsal (aircraft). positioned on top of an aircraft's...
- A dorsal fin is a fin located on the back of most marine and freshwater vertebrates such as fishes, cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises), and the...
- A dorsal slit (often referred to in anthropology as superincision) is a single incision along the upper length of the **** from the tip to the corona...
- qualified term. For example, a view of an animal from an aspect at once dorsal and lateral might be called a "dorsolateral" view; and the effect of dorsolateral...
- the dorsal veins of the **** comprise the superficial dorsal vein of the **** and the deep dorsal vein of the ****. The superficial dorsal vein...
- The dorsal aortae are paired (left and right) embryological vessels which progress to form the descending aorta. The paired dorsal aortae arise from aortic...
- Dorsal consonants are articulated with the back of the tongue (the dorsum). They include the palatal, velar and, in some cases, alveolo-palatal and uvular...
- A dorsal root ganglion (or spinal ganglion) (also known as a posterior root ganglion), is a cluster of nerve cell bodies (a ganglion) in a dorsal root...
- The posterior grey column (posterior cornu, dorsal horn, spinal dorsal horn posterior horn) of the spinal cord is one of the three grey columns of the...
- The posterior columns (dorsal columns) are nerve tracts in the white matter of the spinal cord. They are the gracile fasciculus (gracile tract) and the...
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