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dorsal

1. Anatomy Zoology relating to the back or spinal part of the body
2. Botany of, relating to, or situated on the side of an organ that is directed away from the axis

dorsal

[′dȯr·səl]
(anatomy)
Located near or on the back of an animal or one of its parts.

canopy

1. A decorative hood above a niche, pulpit, choir stall, or the like.
2. A covered area which extends from the wall of a building, protecting an entrance or loading dock.
3. The collective term for the upper blanket of foliage on trees.

dorsal

dorsal
Pertaining to the rear and upper surface of an object (e.g., dorsal fin, dorsal tank).
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Male: Patellar apophysis broad, dorsally concave; RTA more than half length of tibia, with distinctly extended distal end; lateral tibial apophysis absent; cymbial furrow about 1/4 of cymbial length; conductor short, basal lamella indistinct, dorsal apophysis much larger than conductor; median apophysis small, spoon-shaped, without free standing anterior edge, situated close to embolic base; embolus short, filiform, prolateral in origin, thread originating near middle of tegular sclerite.
Body outline nearly circular except posterior border, exclusive of pleopods, almost straight; middorsal region of last pereomere and of all pleomeres markedly swollen dorsally.
For instance, smooth styles are found in Dasyphyllum, styles dorsally papillose below the branch bifurcation point such as those of tribe Stifftieae may be found in Chuquiraga, Dasyphyllum, Doniophyton, and Schlechtendalia (Cabrera, 1977), and styles papillose above the bifurcation point are found in Barnadesia (Cabrera, 1977; Urtubey, 1999).
The diversity of burial practices--collective or single burials; in a mausoleum, stone cist or pit; dorsally extended or in lateral position; decorated or undecorated wooden coffins--is echoed at the Fatimid necropolis in Cairo.
4) and a hyaline, bubble-like area ("socket") on posterior of bases with opening of socket dorsally (Fig.
A narrow lateral light line is often present, bounded ventrally in some specimens with a still narrower, irregular sublateral dark line, and dorsally by the area occupied in males by the lateral dark line, which is typically poorly defined in females.
Head: Front and vertex brown; post-gena white; eye glabrous, brown; antenna light brown with sensilla along the flagellomeres; labial palpus with elongated white scales dorsally, creamy ventrally, totally white internally, with distal portions of 2nd and 3rd articles mixed with a few brown scales.
Colour in alcohol: Young fish (less than about 60 mm SL) brown dorsally, grading to creamy yellow or tan on side and ventral portion of body; 10 relatively broad, brown bars on middle of side, becoming more distinct posteriorly; pair of oblique dark bands (often faint) with pale area between them, from ventral edge of eye to lower margin of operculum; additional dark band (often faint) crossing operculum to pectoral-fin base; median fins translucent to dusky grey with darker spotting on dorsal fins; 3-4 large dark spots along base of second dorsal fin, more evident in freshly preserved specimens; pelvic fins greyish with white outer margin; pectoral fins translucent with numerous small melanophores on fin rays; dark brown or black spot covering most of pectoral-fin base.
Histologic examination of the spinal cord revealed an intradural but extramedullary, unencapsulated tumor located dorsally on the spinal cord, composed of loosely to sometimes densely arranged cells of ovoid to spindle shape, forming short, sometimes interwoven bundles, with indistinct cell borders and only slight eosinophilic cytoplasm.