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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 slit (often referred to in anthropology as superincision) is a single incision along the upper length of the **** from the tip to the corona...
- the dorsal veins of the **** comprise the superficial dorsal vein of the **** and the deep dorsal vein of the ****. The superficial dorsal vein...
- 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...
- is involved with object and visual identification and recognition. The dorsal stream (or, "where pathway") is involved with processing the object's spatial...
- Dorsal sca****r may refer to: Dorsal sca****r nerve Dorsal sca****r artery Dorsal sca****r vein...
- Dorsal Atlântica is a Brazilian thrash metal band, founded in Rio de Janeiro, in 1981. They were pioneers of the Brazilian thrash metal scene, being acknowledged...
- 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...
- Dorsal nerve may refer to: Dorsal cutaneous nerve Dorsal digital nerves Dorsal digital nerves of foot Dorsal sca****r nerve Dorsal nerve cord Dorsal nerve...