dorsalis [dawr-sal-is, -sey-lis]Anatomy ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. dorsal1.

noun, plural dor·sal·es [dawr-sal-eez, -sey-leez] /dɔrˈsæl iz, -ˈseɪ liz/.

  1. a blood vessel or nerve serving the back of the part with which it is associated.

Origin of dorsalis From New Latin; see origin at dorsal1 Examples from the Web for dorsalis Historical Examples of dorsalis

  • As for the dorsalis pedis of the ox and the horse, it is extremely rudimentary, and occupies the superior part of the canon.

    Artistic Anatomy of Animals

    douard Cuyer

  • We must remember that on the dorsal surface of the foot in man we find but a single muscle—the dorsalis pedis.

    Artistic Anatomy of Animals

    douard Cuyer

  • Pinna dorsalis corpore pen qualis, radiis simplicibus flexilibus.

    Zoological Illustrations, Volume I

    William Swainson

  • The pharyngeal part is supplied by the dorsalis linguæ branch.

    Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities–Head–Neck. Sixth Edition.

    Alexander Miles

  • In the savannas Rhinophrynus dorsalis, Engystomops pustulosus, and Gastrophryne usta are fossorial species.

    A Distributional Study of the Amphibians of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mexico

    William E. Duellman

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