dorsoventral [dawr-soh-ven-truh l] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- Zoology. pertaining to the dorsal and ventral aspects of the body; extending from the dorsal to the ventral side: the dorsoventral axis.
- Botany. dorsiventral.
Origin of dorsoventral First recorded in 1865–70; dorso- + ventral Related formsdor·so·ven·tral·i·ty, noundor·so·ven·tral·ly, adverb Examples from the Web for dorsoventral Historical Examples of dorsoventral
The ischium in Pedioecetes is wider (in dorsoventral extent), especially posteriorly, than in Tympanuchus.
E. Bruce Holmes
Cylindrical form distorted by slight tapering and dorsoventral flattening.
A. E. Treganza
Posteriorly, the flange attains a dorsoventral width of 2.0 mm.
Theodore H. Eaton
The maxillary part of the zygoma varies from broad to slender in dorsoventral width in both species.
Robert L. Packard
These tail movements are in a dorsoventral plane, and there is no perceptible movement of the body.
Henry S. Fitch
British Dictionary definitions for dorsoventral dorsoventral adjective
- relating to both the dorsal and ventral sides; extending from the back to the belly
- botany a variant spelling of dorsiventral
Derived Formsdorsoventrally, adverb