meaning of dorsal

1. 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.
Pertaining to the surface naturally inferior, as of a leaf.
Pertaining to the surface naturally superior, as of a creeping hepatic moss.
A hanging, usually of rich stuff, at the back of a throne, or of an altar, or in any similar position.
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"

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dorsal | dorsal fin | dorsal scapular vein | dorsal vertebra | dorsale | dorsally |

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