Associations to the word «Dorsal»

Wiktionary

DORSAL, adjective. (anatomy) With respect to, or concerning the side in which the backbone is located, or the analogous side of an invertebrate.
DORSAL, adjective. (of a knife) Having only one sharp side.
DORSAL, adjective. (anatomy) Relating to the top surface of the foot or hand.
DORSAL, adjective. (linguistics) (of a sound) Produced using the dorsum of the tongue.
DORSAL, adjective. (botany) Relating to the surface naturally inferior, as of a leaf.
DORSAL, adjective. (botany) Relating to the surface naturally superior, as of a creeping hepatic moss.
DORSAL, noun. (art) A hanging, usually of rich stuff, at the back of a throne, altar, etc.
DORSAL, noun. In snakes, any of the longitudinal series of plates that encircle the body, excluding the ventral scales.
DORSAL FIN, noun. A fin located on the backs of fish and some marine mammals.
DORSAL FINS, noun. Plural of dorsal fin
DORSAL HOOD, noun. (anatomy) The connective attachment by which the extensor tendons insert into the phalanges.
DORSAL SLIT, noun. A single incision along the upper length of the foreskin from the tip to the corona, exposing the glans without removing any tissue.
DORSAL SLITS, noun. Plural of dorsal slit
DORSAL VESSEL, noun. A central pulsating blood vessel along the back of insects, acting as a heart.
DORSAL VESSELS, noun. Plural of dorsal vessel

Dictionary definition

DORSAL, adjective. Belonging to or on or near the back or upper surface of an animal or organ or part; "the dorsal fin is the vertical fin on the back of a fish and certain marine mammals".
DORSAL, adjective. Facing away from the axis of an organ or organism; "the abaxial surface of a leaf is the underside or side facing away from the stem".

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King