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Definition of Dorsal
dorsalNeural 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. dorsalPosterior Pos*te"ri*or (p[o^]s*t[=e]"r[i^]*[~e]r), a. [L.
posterior, compar. of posterus coming after, from post after.
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. DorsalDorsal Dor"sal, a. [F. dorsal, LL. dorsalis, fr. L. dorsualis,
fr. dorsum back; cf. Gr. ?, ?, mountain ridge. Cf. Dorse,
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.
(a) Pertaining to the surface naturally inferior, as of a
(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. DorsalDorsal 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
(from Latin dorsum
‘back’) may refer
(anatomy), the back of an animal
or human being Dorsal
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...
term. For example, a view of an animal
from an aspect
at once dorsal
and lateral might
a "dorsolateral" view; and the effect
- the dorsal veins
of the **** comprise
the superficial dorsal
vein of the **** and the deep dorsal
vein of the ****. The superficial dorsal
- The dorsal aortae
(left and right) embryological vessels which progress
to form the descending
aorta. The paired dorsal aortae arise
- Dorsal consonants
with the back of the tongue
(the dorsum). They include
the palatal, velar
and, in some cases, alveolo-palatal and uvular...
- A dorsal
ganglion) (also known
as a posterior
root ganglion), is a cluster
(a ganglion) in a dorsal
- The posterior
(posterior cornu, dorsal
horn, spinal dorsal
horn) of the spinal
cord is one of the three
- The posterior columns
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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