dorsiventral









dorsiventral


dorsiventral [dawr-suh-ven-truh l] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. Botany. having distinct dorsal and ventral sides, as most foliage leaves.
  2. Zoology. dorsoventral.

Origin of dorsiventral First recorded in 1880–85; dorsi- + ventral Related formsdor·si·ven·tral·i·ty, noundor·si·ven·tral·ly, adverb Examples from the Web for dorsiventral Historical Examples of dorsiventral

  • The internal structure of bilateral or dorsiventral organs is largely determined by the direction of the rays.

    Appletons’ Popular Science Monthly, December 1898

    Various

  • In Monocotyledons a similar advance from hypogyny to epigyny is observed, and from the dorsiventral to the radial type of flower.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1

    Various

  • They act on organs which exhibit all degrees of physiological differentiation, from the radial to the dorsiventral.

    Life Movements in Plants, Volume II, 1919

    Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose

  • Thick lines represent the more excitable side of an anisotropic or dorsiventral organ.

    Life Movements in Plants, Volume II, 1919

    Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose

  • We shall presently find that a dorsiventral organ responds to lateral stimulus by torsion.

    Life Movements in Plants, Volume II, 1919

    Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose

  • British Dictionary definitions for dorsiventral dorsiventral adjective

    1. (of leaves and similar flat parts) having distinct upper and lower faces
    2. a variant spelling of dorsoventral

    Derived Formsdorsiventrality (ˌdɔːsɪvɛnˈtrælɪtɪ), noundorsiventrally, adverb

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