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- Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)səl
dorsal (not comparable)
- (anatomy) With respect to, or concerning the side in which the backbone is located, or the analogous side of an invertebrate.
- (of a knife) Having only one sharp side.
- (anatomy) Relating to the top surface of the foot or hand.
- (linguistics, of a sound) Produced using the dorsum of the tongue.
- (botany) Relating to the surface naturally inferior, as of a leaf.
- (botany) Relating to the surface naturally superior, as of a creeping hepatic moss.
- (human anatomy direction adjectives) anterior, distal, dorsal, lateral, medial, posterior, proximal, ventral (Category: en:Medicine) 
- (linguistics): labial, coronal, radical, laryngeal
relating to the side in which the backbone is located
of a knife: having only one sharp side
relating to the top surface of foot or hand
linguistics: produced using the dorsum of the tongue
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dorsal (plural dorsals)
- (art) A hanging, usually of rich stuff, at the back of a throne, altar, etc.
- In snakes, any of the longitudinal series of plates that encircle the body, excluding the ventral scales.
- “dorsal” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
dorsal m, f (plural dorsales)