Synonyms for dorsal

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In other cases the eggs are carried in the dorsal pouches of the females.

He shot off with the bait and his dorsal fin stuck out of the water.

Just below the dorsal, on the background of gold, was a line of black dots.

Scutum: the second dorsal sclerite of the meso- and meta-thorax.

A dorsal view of an embryo with about fifteen pairs of somites.

He divides the vertebral columns into cervical, dorsal, and lumbar portions.

Thus we see that its dorsal eyes are of great service to onchidium.

The first portion of the dorsal fin has also six flexible spines.

Here the body is shorter and purse-like, and the fins are dorsal and rounded.

The first dorsal spine is locked when erect by the second, or "trigger."

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, from Middle French dorsal (14c.), from Late Latin dorsalis, corresponding to Latin dorsualis "of the back," from dorsum "back," of uncertain origin.

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