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Definition of Dorsal


  1. Pertaining to, or situated near, the back, or dorsum, of an animal or of one of its parts; notal; tergal; neural; as, the dorsal fin of a fish; the dorsal artery of the tongue; -- opposed to ventral.
  2. Pertaining to the surface naturally inferior, as of a leaf.
  3. Pertaining to the surface naturally superior, as of a creeping hepatic moss.
  4. A hanging, usually of rich stuff, at the back of a throne, or of an altar, or in any similar position.

Dorsal Translations

dorsal in German is dorsal
dorsal in Spanish is dorsal