Dorsal

Definition of Dorsal

Dor´sal
a.1.(Anat.) 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.(Bot.) Pertaining to the surface naturally inferior, as of a leaf.
Dorsal vessel
(Zool.) a central pulsating blood vessel along the back of insects, acting as a heart.
n.1.(Fine Arts) A hanging, usually of rich stuff, at the back of a throne, or of an altar, or in any similar position.

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