Dorsal
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Dorsal

English

Etymology

From Middle English dorsal, dorsale, from Medieval Latin dors?lis ("of or relating to the back").

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Adjective

dorsal (comparative more dorsal, superlative most dorsal)

  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.

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Noun

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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Catalan

Adjective

dorsal (masculine and feminine plural dorsals)

  1. dorsal

French

French Wikipedia has an article on:
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Adjective

dorsal (feminine singular dorsale, masculine plural dorsaux, feminine plural dorsales)

  1. dorsal

Further reading


German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /d'za:l/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -a:l

Adjective

dorsal (not comparable)

  1. dorsal

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Interlingua

Adjective

dorsal (not comparable)

  1. dorsal

Portuguese

Adjective

dorsal m or f (plural dorsais, comparable)

  1. (anatomy) dorsal (of the back)
  2. (anatomy) dorsal (of the top surface of a hand or foot)

Spanish

Etymology

From Latin dors?lis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dor'sal/, [d?or'sal]

Adjective

dorsal (plural dorsales)

  1. (anatomy) dorsal

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Noun

dorsal m (plural dorsales)

  1. ridge

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Further reading


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