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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Facing away from the axis of an organ or organism; Belonging to or on or near the back or upper surface of an animal or organ or part.

Usage examples (35)
  • The dorsal fin is the vertical fin on the back of a fish and certain marine mammals
  • They are shockingly gracile and incredibly long-bodied, with a shape that (when seen in dorsal view) has been likened to that of a champagne flute.
  • Reward circuits in a brain region called the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex also lit up.
  • I think you mistakenly called the dorsal stream the what pathway - it is the where pathway a typo, I'm sure. for more
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