dorsal


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Wikipedia.
Related to dorsal: dorsal root

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
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

dorsal

[′dȯr·səl]
(anatomy)
Located near or on the back of an animal or one of its parts.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

dorsal

dorsal
Pertaining to the rear and upper surface of an object (e.g., dorsal fin, dorsal tank).
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
References in periodicals archive ?
Merus with demarcated transverse striae on dorsal surface, but with faint striae on ventral surface; relatively narrow, rounded lobe present on dorso-anterior margin distally.
After 7 days, skin epithelialization of the dorsal head wound was observed to extend 1 cm from the wound margin on the left and 0.5 cm on the right.
As pointed below, although our technique is not a nail reconstruction technique, full-thickness skin graft placed to the dorsal part of finger without nail reconstruction provides a nail-like appearance, inducing hyperpigmentation in late period after surgery.
"CNATRA, the program office, engineering, FST and the original equipment manufacturer all worked together to increase speed to the fleet and provide an additional source for dorsal assembly ribs."
4) is a very small paranuchal plate preserved in dorsal view.
In the operating room, we exposed the dorsal bridge plate through the two incisions used for plate placement.
In head region maximum diameter of sweat gland was observed in head lateral followed by head ventral areas with a significant difference (p<0.05) from head dorsal area.
The dorsal synovial outpouchings (DSO) of the radiocarpal and middle carpal joints are seen as virtual spaces without ecos.
In dorsal view a rostral appendix separated from the neurocranium can be observed, anterior to the nasal capsules where pectoral fins meet.
This present case places a record on a case of dystocia due to congenital vulval stenosis and its successful management through dorsal episiotomy.