• (America) IPA: /ˈdɔɹsəl/


  1. (anatomy) With respect to, or concerning the side in which the backbone is located, or the analogous side of an invertebrate.
  2. (of a knife) Having only one sharp side.
  3. (anatomy) Relating to the top surface of the foot or hand.
  4. (linguistics, of a sound) Produced using the dorsum of the tongue.
  5. (botany) Relating to the surface naturally inferior, as of a leaf.
  6. (botany) Relating to the surface naturally superior, as of a creeping hepatic moss.
Antonyms Related terms Translations Translations
  • Russian: единоо́стрый
  • Portuguese: dorsal
  • Russian: ты́льный
  • Russian: среднеязы́чный

dorsal (plural dorsals)

  1. (art) A hanging, usually of rich stuff, at the back of a throne, altar, etc.
  2. In snakes, any of the longitudinal series of plates that encircle the body, excluding the ventral scales.
  3. (linguistics) A sound produced using the dorsum of the tongue.

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