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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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It passes dorsally and ventrally by rounded corners into the dorsal and lateral margins.
With the limb supported dorsally to the PIL, we observed the superficial flexor tendon (SDFT) and the proximal origin of the deep digital flexor tendon (PODDFT), surrounded by the carpal sheath (CS), in the carpal tunnel (CT), both in cross-sectional and longitudinal sections, where muscle bundles could be observed.
Caption: FIGURE 1: Magnetic resonance images of the distal metatarsals showing an upside-down bulbous-shaped mass with low-signal intensity in Tl-weighted (a), T2-weighted (b), and short-tau inversion recovery image (c) extending dorsally between the second and third metatarsal heads.
These parapophyses are more dorsally placed and in the middle of the lateral margin of the centrum in the posterior cervical vertebrae.
Abdomen yellowish-grey, with lateral brownish longitudinal stripes dorsally and median brown stripe ventrally (Figs 69-71).
The body consists of eleven segments in addition to head, the body dorsally with 26 plates and densely covered with yellowish back-warding setae dorsally and laterally, the first three dorsal plates are slightly bilobed while the other plates are oblong and variable in width; head is moderate in size and triangle, bearing a minute antennae and a mouthpart ventrally which is located in a triangular space.
6): yellow, finely speckled with reddish brown dots; a series of 15 faint, close-set, curving, orangish bars on mid-side of body to caudal peduncle; head yellow, less densely speckled with reddish brown dots; white dorsally on snout and interorbital, narrowing onto nape; a narrow reddish brown stripe on side of snout and extending, slightly broader, posterior to eye; orbit with a narrow orange margin; median and pelvic fins translucent bluish white, the dorsal fins finely stippled with brown, the caudal with blue dots on rays and an orange-yellow spot of about pupil diameter dorsally at base of fin.
Head whitish green; body pale green with some black, gray, and white spots that correspond to microscopic setae, and a brown band dorsally (Fig.
Double labelling with Tuj1 and HuC/D revealed one population that was located along the floor plate (Figures 1(h), 1(j), and 1(k), arrow), another population that was located more dorsally (Figures 1(j) and 1(k), unfilled arrowhead), and the rostrally located scattered neurones (Figure 1(h), unfilled arrow).
The heads of the females are dorsally located; however, the caudal peduncle of the male population is located dorsally than those of the female S.