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Definitions and Synonyms of dorsal | Another word for dorsal | What is dorsal?

Definition 1: belonging to or on or near the back or upper surface of an animal or organ or part - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where dorsal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the dorsal fin is the vertical fin on the back of a fish and certain marine mammals

Definition 2: facing away from the axis of an organ or organism - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where dorsal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the abaxial surface of a leaf is the underside or side facing away from the stem

Synonyms for dorsal in the sense of this definition

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